Prosecutor demands Noor 1 convicts get additional time in prison


A prosecutor has demanded harsher sentences for the suspects found guilty of smuggling more than 2 tons of heroin into Greece aboard the Noor 1 cargo ship in 2014.

A criminal court in Piraeus earlier in the month handed five life sentences to the suspects – two Greeks and three foreign nationals.

However, Maria Troupi, a prosecutor in the much-publicized trial, has lodged an appeal demanding even tougher sentences as, she said, the suspects appear to be linked to a much wider international ring.

Makis Yiannousakis, formerly the owner of the Noor 1, was given a life sentence plus an eight-year term as well as a 300,000-euro fine. Giorgos Bourdouvalis, a shipping agent, also received a life sentence plus a nine-year-term and a 600,000-euro fine.

Three Turks were each given life terms plus additional eight-year sentences and fines of 200,000 euros each.