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Four held on drug-trafficking charges

A 48-year-old Greek man was detained in Corinth, west of Athens, on Monday after police confiscated nearly 700 kilograms of cannabis from an abandoned refrigerator truck alleged to belong to him.

Officers searched the truck after finding it abandoned on the side of the Athens-Patra national highway and found the drugs in three large bags. It appears that the owner of the truck fled after the truck broke down.

A subsequent police search located the 48-year-old suspect in a nearby village.

Meanwhile in Athens, police detained three Iranian nationals — two men and a woman — and a Bulgarian woman for allegedly trying to smuggle 2 kilograms of opium into the country from neighboring Turkey.