The devastating blow to Thessaloniki’s cocaine trafficking ring ended with the arrest of four British people who had lived in Greece for about a year. Police confiscated 300 kilograms of cocaine transported by banana cargo to Greece’s second largest port.
The seizure of cocaine is estimated to be worth around € 14 million and was posted on social media by Greek Minister of Civil Protection Takis Theodorikakos.
Video: Police activities in Thessaloniki
Greek police operations were carried out in collaboration with the US DEA, Guardia di Finanza Reggio Calabria, and other Italian and Greek police services.
according to cnngreeceCocaine originates in Colombia and is shipped from Ekdador with bananas to Europe and Thessaloniki.
The operation was staged according to information from the Athens-based US Drug Prosecutor’s Office. ..
For about six months, the US Drug Enforcement has recognized a circuit that transports large amounts of cocaine from Colombia to Europe via Greece.
The British cartel recently rented a luxury home from Thessaloniki to Kato Shorari for € 2,000 per month.
Video: Via police drone
The arrested Britons are believed to be members of an international cartel, and the “mastermind” of fleeing trafficking gangs trades 10% of cocaine worldwide.
Of the four British arrested, 38, 48, 45 and 52 are reportedly brothers of a 41-year-old gang leader who is also British.
According to local information voria.grThe 41-year-old wanted man is highly networked with the Colombian cartel and trafficks 10% of cocaine around the world through drug trafficking gangs.
Police have used a close connection with the cocaine cartel to supply large quantities of a 41-year-old man, while in various banana-producing countries such as Ecuador to load cocaine that is always hidden in pallets. We believe that we have a close relationship with our connections. banana.
Until recently, the “mastermind” lived in a villa in the Vali district of southeastern Athens, living a luxurious life and spending a lot of money. He is now believed to be in Colombia.
Before they arrived in Athens, the group allegedly lived in the Netherlands and, as mentioned above, often changed their place of residence so that their actions were not recognized by law enforcement authorities.
The gang also reportedly rented an apartment in Athens.
During his arrest on Thursday, one of the 45-year-old detainees tried to grab a police officer’s gun. He is considered a very cruel and dangerous criminal, and media sources say British authorities are seeking murder.
The four Britons were taken to Thessaloniki County Courthouse and were charged with felony and misdemeanor for carrying 300 kg of cocaine.
Trafficking in people Cocaine from the shipment of bananas It has been in operation for several years.
Photo, footage by Greek police
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