Greek police seize ton of heroin, 14 held

2014-06-22 13:05
A drug addict prepares a needle to inject himself with heroin in front of a church in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. (Jae C Hong, AP)

A drug addict prepares a needle to inject himself with heroin in front of a church in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. (Jae C Hong, AP)

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Athens - Around a ton of heroin has been discovered in a warehouse near Athens and 14 people, most of them members of tanker crew, have been arrested, Greek port police said on Sunday.

It was the second seizure of a major haul of heroin hidden in Greek warehouses in the past week.

According to the initial information, the latest haul of 986.6g of heroin had been brought into Greece on a tanker, which has also been seized, the Greek port police statement said.

The tanker Noorl is a Togo-flagged ship belonging to a Greek shipping company whose name police have not yet released.

Those arrested included 10 tanker crew members, all foreigners, and the Greek head of the company that owns the ship as well as three others implicated in the affair, police said.

The heroin was found in Koropi, about 40km from Athens, where a week ago just over a tonne of heroin was uncovered in another warehouse in the city. Eleven people were arrested including a ship owner.

The illegal drug was meant to be taken by truck from Greece to markets around Europe.
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