Bangladeshi man charged with selling cannabis in matchboxes

A 25-year-old Bangladeshi national faced an Athens prosecutor on Tuesday after police confiscated a total of one kilogram of cannabis that had been packaged into 189 matchboxes, intended for sale to local drug users.

The man was stopped by officers of the force’s motorcycle-riding force unit (DIAS) at a busy junction near central Omonia Square where he is alleged to have been selling his illicit wares.