International drug smuggler arrested in Attica


A used-car salesman in the Mesogeia region of Attica was the mastermind of an international ring smuggling cocaine from Latin America to Australia, police said onThursday.

Police said a total of nine people were arrested – six in Ecuador and three in Greece – in cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and police in Ecuador, while more than 300 kilograms of cocaine was confiscated from a yacht in the Latin American country which was about to set sail for Australia.