Major Drug Dealing Ring Dismantled; Greek Police Officer Involved



greek-policePolice dismantled a drug dealing ring that imported and distributed large quantities of drugs in Greece.

Twenty members of the criminal organization were arrested in the wider Attica region as well as in Chania on Crete.

Ten of the suspects are local, among them was a police officer, nine Albanians and one Syrian suspect. A case file against 43 people was formed, six of them are incarcerated in Greek jails.

The leader of the gang was a 36-year-old Albanian national who is in prison.
Police found and confiscated approximately 1.8 kg of cocaine, 2 kg of heroine, 7.8 kg of cannabis, two guns and three cartridges, two hunting rifles, six vehicles, a motorcycle, and 33,615 euros and 5,100 in lek cash.

Moreover, during the investigation for the gang’s activity, five criminal groups linked with the members of the ring were dismantled, 22 individuals were arrested and a total of 13,455 kg of cocaine, 18,235 kg of heroine and approximately 30 kg of cannabis were confiscated.

The suspects were sent to the Athens prosecutor and the involved police officer was suspended.
(source: ana-mpa)


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