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Jukebox Imported from Greece was Hiding $20 Million Worth of Cocaine

A jukebox imported to Australia from Greece was found to be hiding around 45kg (99 lbs) of cocaine, which was estimated to be worth around $22 million AUD. A total of three men have been arrested in the city of...

Three Greeks Charged with Drug Smuggling Arrested Near Northern Border

Three Greeks accused of drug smuggling were arrested for attempting to bring in 55.5 kilograms (1957 ounces) of cannabis into Greece.

Speedboat in Western Greece Found with Nearly a Ton of Marijuana Onboard

Following a tip-off to the Greek Coast Guard a speedboat in western Greece was seized with almost a ton of marijuana onboard on Monday, according to Greek authorities. The coast guard found 920 kilograms of marijuana on the 10-meter inflatable...

Greek Police Bust Heroin Smugglers

A gang of Greek and Albanian drug smugglers were arrested in Athens and Thessaloniki on October 14, the Greek Police announced on Monday. After searching the homes of the suspects in Athens and Thessaloniki, police discovered 13.5 kilograms of pure heroin...

A Ghost Ship of Heroin

eGreece has been shocked after the discovery of the largest quantity of heroin that has ever been recorded on a European or international level, after police dismantled an active drug circuit. Now that new evidence has come to light, Greek Shipping...

Greek Prisons Overwhelmed By Drugs

(Original story in Greek by Irene Papafilippaki) For the past 15 years, Greek prisons have been changing. Not only did the number of inmates rise tremendously but also their “quality”, or type of offense, has altered. The reasons behind these...

Nikolaos Bouikidis Faces Death Penalty For Meth Smuggling in Indonesia

Greek citizen Nikolaos Bouikidis, 36, will stand trial on February 7 on charges of drug smuggling, after he tried to smuggle 4.2kg of crystal methamphetamine in the resort island of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia last October. Prosecutor Ketut Sujaya asked the...

Coast Guard Officers Arrested for Drug Smuggling in Corfu

Two Coast Guard officials, one serving in the department's special forces, a former colleague, and three Albanian nationals were arrested for trying to smuggle drugs into Greek territory on Wednesday. The large-scale underwater operation spreading from Piraeus to the island...