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Island priest arrested after unholy collection

A priest was arrested on the Aegean island of Icaria on Saturday after allegedly taking delivery of a parcel containing two kilos of cannabis, according to police. The unidentified priest, aged 49, is believed to have picked up the parcel which had been sent to the island on a ferryboat that had departed earlier the same day from the port of Piraeus. After detecting the contents of the parcel, the police and port authorities followed the cannabis to Icaria in a joint operation and arrested the priest when he appeared to collect it. Police did not disclose any information concerning the identity of the person who sent the parcel to the Aegean island from Athens. The priest was due to appear before a public prosecutor in Piraeus on Saturday.