NEWS

Businessman denies involvement in drug ring

The 62-year-old director of a fuel company based in Dubai denied on Monday in a Piraeus court that he had anything to do with the Noor One, a ship that transported a ton of heroin to Greece earlier this year.

The suspect, a Greek national known by the nickname Captain George, denied allegations made by the ship’s captain that he had ordered the ship to be loaded and sailed to Greece.The businessman accused a shipowner, who is in custody, of being behind the plan.

Captain George claimed that the Noor One’s captain had been coached by the shipping magnate to give false testimony. Half a ton of heroin was found at the home of the shipowner’s ex-wife in Filothei, northern Athens, in June.