Man found carrying over 100 kilos of cannabis arrested


A 30-year-old man faced a prosecutor in Trikala, central Greece, Tuesday after police found more than 100 kilograms of cannabis in his possession along with a hunting rifle, pistol and several rounds of ammunition.

The suspect had been driving a rental car when officers of the police’s motorcycle-riding DIAS unit signaled to him to stop for a search. Ignoring the signal, he accelerated, prompting a car chase that ended when police cornered him.

He abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot but was found later in the day by police who searched his car and found 102 kilos of cannabis, divided into 77 plastic bags, and the guns.