Greek police seize synthetic drugs worth millions

2017-03-04 09:37
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Athens - Greek authorities say they have broken an international ring that produced large quantities of a synthetic drug that is popular in the Arab world.

The financial crimes squad says a joint operation in the greater Athens region, involving its staff, police and coastguard officers, resulted in the seizure of 635 000 pills of a drug marketed under the brand name captagon.

Officers arrested two Greeks, a Turk and an Albanian and are seeking three more suspects, including a retired Greek policeman.

Friday's statement said it was the first captagon laboratory to be discovered in Greece. It said the confiscated pills have an estimated market value of about €10m.

The drugs were believed to be destined for export, but it was unclear where.

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