Authorities in Greece Seize Nearly 73 Pounds of Cocaine Hidden in Banana Shipment
GREECE - We regret to report that another shipment of fresh produce has fallen victim to the nefarious deeds of drug smugglers. Thanks to the hard work and diligence of local authorities, a shipment of bananas was intercepted and the nearly 73 pounds (33 kilograms) of cocaine hidden inside was seized.
The shipment, which arrived from Ecuador at the port of Piraeus in Greece yesterday, was uncovered by the country’s Financial and Economic Crime Unit (SDOE) in partnership with a team from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. According to local news source iEidiseis.gr, the shipment was intended to arrive in Turkey.
The officials discovered 28 packages of cocaine hidden within the shipment of bananas, which was subsequently confiscated. While further information regarding the criminal activity was not released, the SDOE is now conducting a thorough investigation surrounding the matter.
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