Greek Police Find 1.25 Tons of Cannabis Hidden in Date Paste

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ATHENS — Greek authorities say they found more than a ton of processed cannabis camouflaged among a shipment of date paste headed by sea from Lebanon to Libya, police said Thursday.

A police statement said the drugs were discovered on Jan. 16 in a ship’s container on a freighter that had stopped at Greece’s main port of Piraeus.

The statement said the raid was carried out in cooperation with U.S. and Saudi authorities. No arrests were announced. A total 1.25 tons of processed cannabis were confiscated.

Greek police said the drugs were loaded in the Lebanese capital of Beirut and were destined for the Libyan port of Misrata.

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