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Greece-Ecuador-Australia: Joint police operation to dismantle cocaine-trafficking ring

A major police operation in cooperation of Greek, US and Ecuador authorities to dismantle an international cocaine-trafficking ring is underway on Wednesday.

Simultaneous arrests are taking place in Greece and Ecuador after authorities in the Latin American country found and confiscated 300 kg cocaine on a yacht.

The yachts was to transfer the cocaine to Australia and from there the drugs were to end up in Europe via Greece.

The worth of the 300kg drugs is estimated to be over 1.5 million euros.

Greek police has arrested two Greeks and one Albanian national who are suspected for having organized the cocaine transfer from Ecuador to Australia.

One of the Greeks is reportedly owner of a cafeteria, the other one was a cars dealer. According to media, the three are the masterminds of the international drugs trafficking ring.

No further details have been reported about the case. More arrests are expected in Greece.

Another six people have been arrested in Ecuador.

Greek police has been reportedly cooperating with US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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