Drug raids in central Athens net 56


Police made 56 arrests on Friday during a large-scale operation aimed at criminal gangs peddling drugs in central Athens, including the areas around Athens University, the City of Athens Cultural Center, the Athens Law School, and Kaningos, Victoria and Amerikis squares.

Fifty-four of the 56 suspects arrested were foreign nationals.

Police said they had searched 25 homes and confiscated drugs and other evidence.