US Drug Enforcement Administration
Attica Security's Anti-Drugs Squad unraveled an international drug trafficking ring, arresting two men and seizing 83 kilos of heroin during a raid in central Athens, according to state-run news agency ANA-MPA.
The gang imported drugs from Turkey and then sold them in Greece or redirected them in other EU countries.
Greek authorities seized a huge number Captagon pills from a freighter at Piraeus port on Wednesday, which may prove to be the largest haul ever achieved in the country.
The drugs were stashed inside 60 pallets loaded with lumber products found in three containers. Officials have so far counted 1.4 million pills in just one of the pallets. Counting is expected to take a few days.
Bulgarian Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova is currently in the US to hold talks with heads if domestic security agencies.
She is set to meet the chairs of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as US Attorney General Eric Holder according to a statement from the Interior Ministry.
Montenegro on Wednesday will extradite two Romanians and an Italian to the US, suspected of conspiring to sell large amounts of weaponry to FARC rebels in Colombia - a movement designated as a terrorist organization.