Cocaine worth 3.2 million euros found crammed in banana containers


Police in the north of Greece have uncovered 100 bricks of cocaine hidden among bunches of bananas.

The consignment was found as part of an investigation Greece launched last month with North Macedonia authorities and the U.S. anti-drug agency.

The containers were passing through the port of Piraeus, as part of a shipment from South America.

After transporting the suspicious containers to Thessaloniki, officers found drugs weighing 161kg tucked inside.

The drugs, which would have been distributed across Greece and other European countries, are estimated to be worth about 3.2 million euros, police said.

It is believed that the drugs would have been distributed around Greece and wider Europe if they had not been intercepted.

For several weeks, Greece has been carrying out a joint investigation with North Macedonian authorities and the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last month, they found around 100kg of cocaine at a warehouse in Thessaloniki, also hidden in containers of bananas.

There have been 14 arrests made relating to that discovery, including several people believed to belong to an international organised crime ring.

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