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Otoniel, Colombia’s Most-wanted Drug Lord Since Pablo Escobar, is Captured

Dairo Antonio Úsuga David, known by the alias of "Otoniel", who was the head of the organized armed group clan del Golfo and the most-wanted drug lord in Colombia, was captured on Sunday, October 23, in Cerro el Yoki...

Drug Trafficking Trial of Greek Woman Opens in Hong Kong

The trial of a 21 year-old Greek model from Lesvos who has been accused of drug trafficking opens on Thursday in Hong Kong. Irene Melissaropoulou was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport in 2017 after cocaine with a street value of...

Greek Police Bust Drug Trafficking Gang and Seize Over 27 kg of Cannabis

Greek police have busted a significant drug racket in raids in Athens, as well as Fthiotida and Patra in central and western Greece. The bust took place last Thursday, and on Monday the Greece Police (ELAS) announced that they had...

Mykonos Restaurant Owner Arrested over Aegean Speedboat Drug Ring

A Mykonos restaurant owner; who also manages a shipping company in Athens, is the owner of six speedboats that were used to transport tons of hashish from the coast of Albania to Turkey via Samothrace, Greek police say. According to...

Ten Suspects Arrested as Police Bust Drug Distribution Ring in Greek Schools

Eight Albanians and two Greeks, aged between 18 and 26, have been arrested in Athens after a concerted operation by the Greek Police to uncover drug trafficking in Greek high schools and universities. They were part of a large criminal...

Cocaine Baron and Family Arrested in Crete

KingCrete Police have arrested a man, his wife and their minor son, calling the operation the biggest and most important drug trafficking arrest in recent years on the island. The 42-year-old man, with the collaboration of his 37-year-old wife and...

Piraeus Court Acquits 17 in 'Noor 1' Drug Trafficking Case

The Piraeus Criminal Appeals Court acquitted 17 of the 32 defendants facing charges due to their involvement in the drug-laden "Noor 1" tanker that was intercepted after carrying 2.1 tons of heroin in 2014, whereas the others were handed...

Urban Guerrilla Group Claims Responsibility for Last Month's Execution-style Murder of Drug Dealer 'Habibi' in Exarchia

On Saturday a newly formed group calling itself Armed Militia Groups claimed responsibility for last month's execution-style murder of an Arab drug dealer in the neighborhood of Exarchia in Athens. The 36-year-old victim is known as "Habibi" and is believed to...

Internationally Wanted Man Arrested in Northern Greece for Cocaine Trafficking

One of the most wanted persons for trafficking cocaine to Europe was arrested in Thessaloniki.   It is a 39-year man of British nationality against whom a European arrest warrant had been issued for drug trafficking and participation in a...

Three Men Arrested in Mykonos Facing Drug And Prostitution Charges

After a coordinated police operation on the Greek island of Mykonos, three men were arrested on Sunday morning accused of drug trafficking and running a prostitution business in cooperation with some of the island's most prominent businessmen. According to a Greek Police statement,...