Saturday , July 20 2024
Home / Tag Archives: cocaine

Tag Archives: cocaine

Four arrested after large quantities of cocaine found in container at Piraeus port

Police arrested four people o Thursday after large quantities of cocaine were found in a container at the port of Piraeus, the largest port of Greece. The cocaine was shipped in Latin America and was to be distributed in Europe. The Attica Security police on Thursday announced the crackdown of …

Read More »

Ten tons of cocaine in cargo vessel declared as “fertilizers” at Piraeus port

Customs inspectors from the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (AADE) discovered and seized a large quantity of cocaine in raw form at the Port of Piraeus. The cargo container arriving from Ecuador and bound for Croatia was declared as fertilizer, raised suspicion. An X-ray inspection revealed sacks with …

Read More »

Sharp increase of Covid-19 and cocaine in Attica over holidays

Testing on raw sewage in Athens showed a steep spike in Covid-19 infections and the use of cocaine over the holiday season. Nikos Thomaidis, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens told state broadcaster ERT on Tuesday. “The reality is that in the last month …

Read More »

Police seizes 60 kg cocaine in container; ex footballer among three arrested

Greek Police have arrested three Greeks after a large amount of cocaine was found in a container at the port of Piraeus. Among the arrestees is a former well-known football player whom authorities suspect to have been the leader of the gang in the country. The vessels had departed from …

Read More »

Half ton of cocaine branded with Nazi symbol seized in Thessaloniki

Swastika-branded cocaine were seized in Thessaloniki and seven people were arrested as members of a criminal gang that smuggled 585 kilograms of cocaine from Latin America. The alleged ringleader of the gang, which had been under police surveillance, is a 50-year-old Albanian national and the gang included his wife, his …

Read More »

Greek police seizes over 100kg of cocaine in Thessaloniki

Greek police confiscated over 100 kilos of cocaine and more than 100,000 euros in cash. The drugs had reached the port of Thessaloniki via a cargo vessel from Latin America. According to police, nine people have been arrested, so far, among them is allegedly one of the leaders of the …

Read More »

UPD €150m of cocaine found in Greek bulker’s ventilation ducts off Venice

Italian authorities have found cocaine worth €150m ($164m) hidden on a Laskaridis Shipping bulker in Venice. Later on Friday, the shipping company said in a statement that it has nothing to do with the drugs. Helicopter footage shows a number of customs vessels surrounding the Greek-owned 75,000-dwt Atlas (built 2012). …

Read More »

Cannabis use in Athens “among highest in Europe”; pandemic increased use of antidepressants, cocaine

Cannabis use in Attica is among the highest in Europe and Athens ranks fifth or sixth in Europe, said professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Athens, Nikos Thomaidis. Increase is also the us of antidepressants, anti=psychotic drugs and of cocaine, especially in the winter months during the pandemic …

Read More »

Patras Coast Guard seizes cocaine and cannabis worth 1,700,000 euros

The Patras Coast Guard has announced on Wednesday that it has arrested four people after it seized a large stash of illegal drugs worth over 1,700,000 euros two days earlier. The drugs, 24 kilograms of cocaine and 109 kilograms of cannabis, were found hidden in two separate lorries entering Greece. …

Read More »

Glue gaffe: Police arrests 2 men for “cocaine” possession; freed per court order

A public prosecutor in northern Greece cleared two men arrested on drug trafficking charges after authorities acknowledged that a white substance seized in their car was adhesive powder and not cocaine, court authorities said Thursday. The prosecutor dropped drug possession and trafficking charges against the men, Albanian nationals ages 38 …

Read More »

Greek authorities seize 35 kg cocaine loaded on ship from Ecuador

Thirty packages of cocaine, weighing a total of 35 kilos, were found in a container in the port of Piraeus by the Drug Prosecution Sub-Directorate of the Attica Security Directorate. The container was declared as “food items.” After evaluating information, the Hellenic Police found the packages of cocaine hidden in …

Read More »

Greek sniffer dog finds 100 kilos of cocaine in truck bound for Italy

A sniffer dog in Greece led coast guard officers to more than 100 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a truck bound for Italy, officials said Friday. It is the largest drugs quantity confiscated by the Coast Guard at a Greek port, media report. The coast guard said the discovery was …

Read More »

Police dismantles drugs trafficking ring, seizes 105 kg of cocaine

The Drugs Squad of the Greek Police dismantled a major cocaine trafficking ring and seized 105 kilogram of the illegal drug. In cooperation with the US DEA and following a tip off police raided an apartment in Agios Dimitrios-Brahami suburb of south Athens on Thursday. Police confiscated also 828,000 euros …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

300 kg cocaine found in Greek owned container ship off Genoa

300 kilos of cocaine have been found in container ship Dimitris C, a Greek owned merchant ship of Danaos Shipping. The vessel is registered in Malta. The illegal load was detected by the Ukrainian crew of the ship during a control check and while the ship was near the port …

Read More »