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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 Coast Guard Storms Drug-Carrying Vessel (video)

The Hellenic Coast Guard, in cooperation with FRONTEX, the E.U. border and Coast Guard force, released a video on Wednesday of the moment their men jumped onto a Syrian-flagged vessel. As a result of the ship's seizure, which took place...

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 Universities in Turmoil; Opposition Pledges to End Asylum

The Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) was shuttered on Wednesday, while the School of Philosophy at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) has been occupied by anarchists. Professors and students are warning that the campuses have...

Two Police Officers Among 11 Suspects In Cross-Border Drug Dealing Case

During a large-scale operation of the Hellenic Police, a cross-border drug dealing case was discovered. It is believed the group was supplying several Greek cities with cocaine and cannabis. A total of eleven people are suspected to be involved in drug...

Greek Court Sentences 8 for Smuggling 1.5 Tons of Cannabis into Italy

A criminal court in Piraeus has found eight people guilty of involvement in a drug operation last April that smuggled nearly 1.5 tons of cannabis into Italy by speed boat. The men were each handed jail sentences of up to...

Cannabis Abuse Soars in Greece

The number of people who suffer from the effects of cannabis abuse in Greece soared to 35 percent in 2017 from 14 percent in 2006, according to a report published by Kethea, the largest rehabilitation and social reintegration network in...

More Drug Addicts Seeking Help, Greek Report Says

More drug addicts are seeking treatment as fatalities due to narcotics use falls, a Greek report this week has claimed. The Greek Documentation and Monitoring Center for Drugs (EKTEPN) issued research this week in Athens which claimed over 4,300 addicts...