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North Macedonian Drug Cartel Caught on Mykonos

Members of a drug cartel from North Macedonia, including the 21-year-old daughter of a politician from the country, were arrested on the Greek island of Mykonos. According to Greek police, members of the cartel were selling drugs, such as cocaine...

Four Britons Arrested in Greece on Cocaine Smuggling Charges

Police in Greece announced on Friday that four British nationals have been arrested on drug smuggling charges after nearly 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine was found stashed in a shipment of bananas from South America. The suspects were arrested...

Canada to Temporarily Decriminalize Drugs Such as Cocaine, Meth, Ecstasy

Residents of Canada's British Columbia caught with small amounts of drugs like cocaine, meth, and ecstasy (MDMA) won’t face criminal charges or have their drugs confiscated as part of a new three-year trial program in the province. The move comes...

Cocaine from Greece Worth $5.8 Million Discovered in Australian Drug Bust

Australian detectives belonging to the nation's Strike Force discovered a cache of $5.8 million worth of cocaine which had been smuggled into the country from Greece recently. The drug had been hidden inside Capri wafer cone packages which came into...

Greek Police Discover 105 kg of Cocaine; Three Foreign Nationals Arrested

Greek police recently discovered and confiscated 105 kilograms (231 pounds) of cocaine, according to information made public by police authorities on Thursday. The Drug Prosecution Division of the Attica Police Department stormed an apartment in Agios Demetrios, Athens, where they found...

Greek Model Returns to Greece After 16-Month Custody in Hong Kong

A Greek model who was cleared last week by a Hong Kong court of drug trafficking offenses returned to Greece on Wednesday. Eirini Melissaropoulou was greeted at the Athens international airport by her lawyer and dozens of news reporters. After being...

Greek Model Cleared of Smuggling Cocaine in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's High Court on Wednesday cleared a Greek model accused of smuggling cocaine into the city in 2017. Eirini Melissaropoulou was found not guilty on a count of trafficking in dangerous drugs, and was subsequently released. Prosecutors accused her of...

90 Kilos of Cocaine Destined for Thessaloniki Seized on Malta

Customs officers on the island of Malta seized 90 kilos (198 pounds) of cocaine having a street value of almost €10 million on Boxing Day, December 26th. The drug shipment was apparently destined for Thessaloniki. The drugs were discovered hidden in two...

Greek And American Authorities Break up International Cocaine Cartel

Hellenic Police announced on Thursday morning that they have broken up a criminal group that is accused of smuggling large quantities of cocaine using sailboats in different parts of the world. The investigation was completed in cooperation with the Ecuadorian...

Greek Australian Charged Over $20 Million Cocaine Bust Found Dead in Cell

An accused drug smuggler was found dead in his Sydney prison cell two days after being arrested for allegedly importing $20 million worth of cocaine from South America. Greek Australian Dimitrios Mavris was arrested at Sydney airport a week ago...