Man, 66, arrested for receiving drugs in mail


Greek authorities have arrested a man for receiving illegal drugs through the mail with intent to sell them to others.

Officers of the Greek Police’s anti-narcotics unit began investigating a 66-year-old Polish native after Belgian authorities alerted them to two suspicious packages destined for an address in the Athens neighborhood of Dafni.

Authorities intercepted the packages and found 5 kilos of chacruna (psychotria viridis) leaves wrapped inside five smaller packets. The leaves can have hallucinogenic effects when smoked or brewed as tea.

The suspect, who was arrested while collecting the packages, was to appear before a prosecutor later on Wednesday.