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Greece: Man with Interpol Red Notice Arrested on Drug Charges

ATHENS – Police on Thursday reported the arrest of a foreign national for whom Interpol had issued a red notice for drug dealing, in a raid following a tip-off in Kato Achaia.

The man had over five kilos of cannabis in his possession at the time of his arrest, as well as 15 packets containing 11.3 grammes of cocaine, while the Interpol notice was discovered in police checks conducted after he was placed in custody.

The cocaine was discovered on his person by arresting officers, who located him in Kato Achaia, while a raid on the suspect’s residence and in an area of forest in Western Achaia revealed, among others, five kilos and 262 grams of cannabis, 17.6 grams of cocaine and electronic precision scales.

The suspect will be led before a Patras prosecutor, while the police are continuing the investigation into the case.

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