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Greek Police Bust Huge Cocaine Ring

Greek police dismantled a drug ring which was importing and distributing huge quantities of cocaine in the country. A 43-year-old foreign national and two Greeks were arrested in the Athens district of Nea Halkidona on Saturday afternoon, after 20 packages...

Police Make Heroin Bust at Athens Airport

A 34-year-old woman from South Africa was arrested at Athens International Airport on Thursday by narcotics officers and charged with drug trafficking. The woman, who had arrived to Greece from South Africa via Abu Dhabi, had hidden six kilos and...

Dramatic Video of Greek Coast Guard Intercepting Vessel Carrying Tons of Drugs

The Greek Coast Guard released a video of the operation of the coast guard intercepting a vessel south of Crete, suspected of transporting drugs. A coast guard speed boat can be seen approaching the vessel "Andreas", and the officers can be...

Greek Woman Faces Life Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking in Hong Kong (video)

A 19-year-old Greek woman was arrested at Hong Kong’s international airport and charged with possession of 2.6 kilos of cocaine. Irene Melissaropoulou; a model from Lesvos, remains in custody and will appear in court on February 14. According to Hong Kong...

Greece and Albania Vow to Jointly Tackle Drugs, Cross-border Crime

Greek and Albanian police chiefs decided on Thursday on a coordinated plan of action involving police officers in Greece and Albania to deal with the major drug problem between the two countries and cross-border crime in general. Hellenic Police chief...

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...

Greek Island of Gavdos Taking a Stand Against Narco-Tourism

Residents of Gavdos, the southernmost Greek island, make it clear that they are not going to let their island succumb to narco-tourism. The municipality and local residents have been alarmed by the rise in drug use and drug-related offenses in...

Eighteen-month-old Infant Drugged by Parents

An 18-month-old baby was submitted to hospital in half-coma after the mother’s partner gave him drugs. The baby was initially taken to a hospital in Lamia, Central Greece, and from there to a hospital in Athens due to the...

Drugs Cost 7,688 Lives in Greece Over Last 10 Years

Greece has recorded 7,688 drug-related deaths in the past 10 years, according to figures provided by the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA). KETHEA released the figures in light of the report released for the International Day against Drug Abuse...

Fifteen Suspects Arrested, Drugs Seized in Ongoing Police Operation in Northern Greece

Police arrested 15 people and seized drugs and guns in northern Greece as part of an ongoing operation to dismantle a large criminal gang that imported drugs from Bulgaria and sold them to various regions of the country. Authorities said...