Three officers implicated

Police in Crete Tuesday questioned 17 suspected members of a massive ring trading in drugs and arms, including three police officers, one of whom is said to be high-ranking.

The suspects – Greeks, Bulgarians and Albanians – were detained following raids in Rethymno, Iraklio and Lasithi in an operation involving some 200 officers.

Police started monitoring the suspects following several weeks of observing large cannabis cultivations in the broader region of Rethymno.