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Germans net wanted Greek cocaine suspect

BERLIN (AFP) – German police said yesterday they had arrested a Greek national suspected of leading an international cocaine-smuggling network, at a hotel near the airport in Stuttgart, southwest Germany. Alexandros Angelopoulos, 40, was the subject of an international arrest warrant, and Greece is expected to request his extradition. He is one of three Greeks charged after a ship with four tons of cocaine was intercepted in July off the coast of Portugal. German investigators said in a statement that Angelopoulos had come into their sights at the beginning of the month, when he was discovered to be staying at a home he owned in Gifhorn, western Germany. He was traced to the Stuttgart hotel after a three-week hunt and arrested in possession of false papers, they said. [Angelopoulos is also under investigation in Greece for money laundering.]