Two suspected drug smugglers arrested near Greek-Albanian border

Officers of the police’s anti-drugs squad arrested two Albanian nationals in Thesprotia, northern Greece, on Tuesday after confiscating 160 kilograms of cannabis they are alleged to have brought over the border.

Police originally signaled to a motorist near the village of Smerto to stop for an inspection but the driver stopped the vehicle and fled into nearby forestland, evading arrest.

Police subsequently stopped another car, believed to have been a lookout for the vehicle transferring the drugs, and arrested the driver and a passenger, both Albanian nationals.

The cannabis had been packaged into 150 separate parcels, ready for distribution.