Large Greek-US operation under way against drug gang

A large-scale operation was under way on Friday by Greek and American authorities to crack down on a gang believed to be responsible for trafficking large quantities of heroin in the Mediterranean country, the state-run Athens-Macedonia New Agency reported.

The Greek Coast Guard and Police are working with the American Drug Enforcement Administration to conduct raids on several properties around Attica.

According to preliminary reports, large quantities of drugs were seized within the first few hours of the operation and at least 10 people have been taken into custody.