International drug smuggler arrested in Attica

A used-car salesman in the Mesogeia region of Attica was the mastermind of an international ring smuggling cocaine from Latin America to Australia, police said onThursday.

Police said a total of nine people were arrested - six in Ecuador and three in Greece - in cooperation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and police in Ecuador, while more than 300 kilograms of cocaine was confiscated from a yacht in the Latin American country which was about to set sail for Australia.

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