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Heroin seized from Italy-bound orange shipment

Port authorities in Patra, western Greece, on Saturday seized more than 11 kilograms of heroin found hidden in a truck carrying crates of oranges bound for Italy.

The drugs were discovered by an x-ray van, which located 22 suspicious parcels packed into the cabin’s air-filtration system, just as the truck was about to board to a ferry to Italy.

The 61-year-old driver was arrested on the spot, while police later apprehended the 52-year-old owner of the truck and a 43-year-old man who packed the cargo into the vehicle. The total weight of the drugs came to 11.29 kilograms.