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Greek Police Confiscate 230 Kg of Cocaine in Internationally Coordinated Operation

November 20, 2020

ATHENS — Over 230 kilos of cocaine were confiscated by authorities following operations in Attica region, that ended up with the arrest of a 38-year-old man, it was announced on Thursday.

Greek police believe that the shipment was organized by an international ring specializing in shipments of cocaine from Latin America to Europe. The confiscated amount was destined for distribution to the Greek market.

The operation to discover the cocaine's location was coordinated by the Narcotics Squad of the Thessaloniki police, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Greek port authorities/coast guard. The man who was arrested carried a gun, mobile phones and cash.

The Hellenic Police is expected to announce details shortly.

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