Drug-running Imathia policeman suspended

A 30-year-old police officer was suspended on Monday after colleagues stopped him driving a car carrying 1.1 kilograms of cannabis near the northern city of Florina.

The officer, who had been serving in the main prefecture in Imathia, is believed to have been part of a racket dealing drugs across the country.

Police also detained a 39-year-old Albanian man and two Russian women, aged 21 and 30, who had been in the car the 30-year-old had been driving when he was stopped.