Source AP ©

Greek police raid cocaine lab, five suspects arrested

Police near Athens raided the first of its kind cocaine lab and arrested five suspects, including a Briton.

The Finance Ministry, whose fraud department handles such operations in Greece, said information for the operation leading to the raid was provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Greece's National Intelligence Service.

The ministry's fraud agency said a British man, two Venezuelans and two Albanians were arrested on drug trafficking charges. Authorities did not release their identities.

Agency officers seized 26 kilograms (57 pounds) of cocaine and drug manufacturing equipment at the lab, located on the coast about 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Athens, agency spokesman Giorgos Papadopoulos said.

The agency said the suspects were believed to be linked to a Colombian drug cartel.

An agency statement said the lab used "primary materials" to manufacture cocaine. It said it was the first time such a lab had been found in the EU, but did not give other details.

Greece has pledged to expand cooperation with overseas agencies to fight trafficking.

Earlier this month, Greek police arrested one of Australia's most wanted men, convicted cocaine trafficker Tony Mokbel.

He is facing extradition to Australia to serve a sentence of at least nine years and face additional charges for drug trafficking and murder.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the Trump regime "sought options to strike Iran," falsely saying it may pursue a course no previous US leadership considered. More on this below.

The WSJ on US War Plans Against Iran

In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.

China Warns Against Travel to US and Canada
Comments
Russia's 2018: Confidence in Putin gone
Terrorists claim responsibility for Magnitogorsk apartment building explosion
Terrorists claim responsibility for Magnitogorsk apartment building explosion
Terrorists claim responsibility for Magnitogorsk apartment building explosion
Ukraine's Putschist Regime Planning Belligerent Provocation Along Russia's Border
Ukraine's Putschist Regime Planning Belligerent Provocation Along Russia's Border
Ukraine's Putschist Regime Planning Belligerent Provocation Along Russia's Border
Ukraine's Putschist Regime Planning Belligerent Provocation Along Russia's Border
Ukraine's Putschist Regime Planning Belligerent Provocation Along Russia's Border
Ukraine's Putschist Regime Planning Belligerent Provocation Along Russia's Border
Ukraine's Putschist Regime Planning Belligerent Provocation Along Russia's Border
US Economic War on China
US Plotting Coups in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua?
US Plotting Coups in Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua?
Brexit: Time for the British Parliament to practise Democracy
Two Su-34 fighters touch wings in midair and crash into the sea in Russia's Far East
UNGA Resolution on Alleged Russian Militarization of Crimea
Stalin's granddaughter rocks at 44
US Economic War on China
US Economic War on China
US Economic War on China