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Wanted Swedish national arrested in Halkidiki

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A Swedish national wanted in the Scandinavian country for trafficking large quantities of cocaine and money laundering was arrested on Tuesday morning at Nea Fokaia in Halkidiki, northern Greece.

The 38-year-old suspect had a European arrest warrant pending against him. Greek authorities cooperated with other European police units in the manhunt.

Based on the Swedish prosecution documents, the man is accused of importing 337 kilos of cocaine by sea, as well as using 400,000 euros from his illegal activities to buy land and other assets in Sweden, Germany, Greece and Panama.

The alleged crimes appear to have been committed between the summer of 2020 and November 2020 in Sweden and other European countries. The suspect was to appear before a prosecutor in Thessaloniki Wednesday.