Half a ton of cannabis netted in two operations

Half a ton of cannabis netted in two operations

Police from Attica’s narcotics unit have confiscated half a ton of cannabis in two parallel operations.

The first operation resulted in the discovery of 210 kilos of cannabis and the arrest of three men on Friday, including a 40-year-old Albanian national, believed to be the ringleader, and two Greeks, aged 28 and 18.

The latter two would receive the drugs from the Albanian and stash them in a storehouse owned by the 28-year-old in the village of Palaiostani Pierias, near Katerini.

The father of the 18-year-old, who has so far eluded arrest, is believed to have been responsible for exporting the drugs, which were bound for Western Europe.

During the operation, police also confiscated a truck, two cars, four mobile phones and 215 euros in cash.

Another operation resulted in the discovery of 266 kilos of cannabis in 241 packages inside a truck in the Athens neighborhood of Nea Halkidona. The truck was registered stolen on March 29 in Menidi.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.