Greek Police Dismantle International Cocaine Smuggling Ring

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Last Update: 13:17

Greek police have dismantled an international ring of drug smugglers who were using an inventive way to move large quantities of cocaine from Latin America to Greece.

Specifically, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) have arrested over 20 people from Greece, Europe and Latin America, following an operation that started a year ago. Some members of the ring had criminal records.

According to police, the cocaine cartel was using an inventive way to smuggle the drug. The cocaine was chemically processed and then was infused into printed advertising material. The flyers that were steeped with cocaine were sent to Greece. After the advertising material had arrived to Greece, a Colombian “cook” would come to Greece to process the printed material and extract the cocaine. After that, the drug was distributed to European countries.

The cocaine ring was operating in several countries worldwide and Greek police were the first to decrypt the method they were using to smuggle the drugs to Europe. Greek authorities have informed Europol and Interpol about the traffickers.

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