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Coast Guard Seizes Another Ton of Heroin in Greece

Executing another top secret operation, the Hellenic Coast Guard  discovered and seized about 986.6 kg of heroin on June 22. The heroin was found in a warehouse in the suburb of Koropi, Attica and is related to the drug cartel case, whose members were arrested...

Crete Police Seize Fake €50 Banknotes

Greek traders are warned to beware of fake 50 euro banknotes after police in Crete seized forgeries that experts say were likely printed in Bulgaria. Greece's Financial and Economic Crime Unit claimed that the counterfeit banknotes seized in Crete were manufactured in Bulgaria and fully resemble forgeries found...

A Lethal Cocktail Made in Athens: Austerity and Addiction

On Iasonos Street in downtown Athens, a popular hangout for drug addicts, 27-year-old Michalis is looking for his dealer to buy his fix. Like most of Athens' drug users, he is constantly under pressure from police who, since last year,...

Date Rape Drug Found in Greece

New generation drugs which have made their appearance in Greece targeting on women have spread fear. The date rape drug was located in Thessaloniki, where a 27-year-old man was arrested in possession of the drug. During a police control, the...

Greece, Victim of New Drugs

Shock has been caused by the new data released after drug-related investigations which actually demonstrate that every week some new narcotic substances come into circulation. In 2011, the number of new and emerging drugs was ten times bigger than that...

Greek Pharmacists Will Stop Accepting State Insurance

Greek pharmacists, protesting long-overdue unpaid subsidies from the government, on Sept. 1 will again stop accepting prescriptions from Greeks covered by the National Health Service Organization (EOPYY) and accept cash only, especially burdening pensioners whose benefits have been cut...

'Blackout' in Greek Health System

Desperate Greeks heard Friday that public hospitals of the country are lacking in medicine. As a result, people struggling with serious deseases and illnesses are helpless, since the companies providing their medicine announced that they stop transactions with the...

Irish Truck Driver Arrested in Greece Carrying €2 Million in Drugs

Over €2 million of cannabis has been seized by the Greek police Tuesday in an operation aided by the Irish Garda and PSNI units. A Northern Irish man driving a truck was stopped near Athens and 100kg of the drug...

Cretan Cosa Nostra Hits Again

A police raid in the lawless mini-republic of Zoniana ends yet again in a fiasco. One cop wounded, another one slapped, and orchards of cannabis plants discretely removed. Four years after the ambush in Zoniana, resulting in three policemen...

Cannabis Discovered in Kefalonia, Rhodes, Crete and Pella

A 69 year old man in Lixouri, Kefalonia had planted Indian cannabis plants among other trees around his house.  The cannabis plants had reached a height of 2 meters. As a result, he was arrested and the small...