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Duo held in northern Greece ecstasy bust

Police arrested two people in the northeastern Greek cities of Xanthi and Alexandroupolis and seized over 1,000 ecstasy pills, which authorities believe to be part of a major international drug operation. A 41-year-old female Greek national was arrested on Saturday in Xanthi after being found in possession of 1,010 ecstasy pills. When questioned by police, the woman said she had bought the pills from a 37-year-old Bulgarian man shortly before she was arrested. Shortly afterward, police arrested the Bulgarian national in the city of Alexandroupolis. Police said they arrested the woman after acting on a tip-off that an international drug-trafficking gang operating in northern Greece was selling MDMA, more commonly known by the street name ecstasy.