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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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