Greek Police Dismantle Cocaine-Trafficking Ring

November 3, 2021

ATHENS – Attica police have dismantled a drug-trafficking ring distributing large quantities of cocaine in the wider region of Attica, according to an announcement on Wednesday.

Following a coordinated operation in Piraeus and Halandri, police arrested five Greeks aged 20,38,49,63 and 65, respectively, and a 37-year-old foreign national.

They have been charged with forming a criminal organisation and drug offences, while the 37-year-old and 38-year-old were additionally charged with violations of weapons law.

During a police raid on a shop used as a hiding place, on vehicles and residences, police found and confiscated 11.726 kg of cocaine, 280,530 euros in cash, five cars, one motorcycle, seven mobile phones, four precision scales, a knife, three cartridges, quantities of packaging material and hand-written notes.

The suspects were led before a Piraeus prosecutor.


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