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Patras Coast Guard seizes illegal drugs worth 1.7 mln euros

Patras Coast Guard seizes illegal drugs worth 1.7 mln euros

The coast guard in western port city Patra announced the arrest of four people Wednesday in connection with a large haul of illegal drugs, worth over 1.7 million euros, that was seized on Monday.

The drugs, which included 24 kilograms of cocaine and 109 kilograms of cannabis, were found hidden in two separate lorries on ferries from Italy. The coast guard searched the two lorries on January 31 with the assistance of two police drug-sniffing dogs and arrested both drivers.

Police then arrested a man expecting the drug shipment on Tuesday, before collaring another suspect believed to be the coordinator of the operation