Athens Airport arrivals caught with 9 kilos of heroin


Police said on Tuesday that two foreign nationals, aged 30 and 56, were arrested at Athens International Airport for attempting to smuggle 9 kilograms of heroin into the country.

The two men were arrested on Monday afternoon after arriving on a flight from Lahore, Pakistan via Doha.

The 30-year-old Pakistani national and the 56-year-old British national had concealed the heroin in a hidden compartment in one of their bags.

Airport authorities also seized four mobile phones and 700 euros in cash.

The two men were to appear before an Athens prosecutor.