drugs

Drug Abuse Surged Under Lockdown, Research Shows

Daily analysis of the region's wastewater, conducted by a special research team at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, has shown an alarming spike in drug abuse, especially cocaine, and the use of psychiatric medications amongst its citizens...

Popular Greek Singer Sfakianakis Nabbed for Cocaine, Gun Possession

Popular Greek singer Notis Sfakianakis will appear in court on Monday after he was arrested for possessing a firearm and two grams of cocaine. The arrest occurred on Sunday night during a police operation to enforce the coronavirus curfew in...

Coronavirus: Five Tons of Chloroquine Sent to Greece from India

Five tons of the malaria-fighting medication called chloroquine was sent recently from India to Greece, after the Greek government managed to secure this enormous quantity of the drug to equip its National Health Service. The use of chloroquine has been...

Man Jailed for 11 Months After Greek Police Mistake Baking Flour for Drugs

A North Macedonia citizen spent 11 months in a Greek jail suspected of drug trafficking after Greek police mistook a bag of baking flour he was carrying for heroin. The incredible story of the 38-year-old resident of a village just...

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...

One Ton of Cannabis Found By Greek Coast Guard Near Alonnisos Island

Greek Coast Guard authorities discovered large quantities of drugs in a cave on the islet of Piperi, near the island of Alonnisos, in the Northern Sporades archipelago on Monday. According to their announcement, the Coast Guard sized a total of...

Roberto Escobar: Pablo’s Brother Tells His Story

Roberto Escobar Gaviria, the older brother of the infamous Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, opened up in an interview with the Greek Reporter.

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...