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Greece has broken up a criminal gang that stole cancer drugs from hospitals and smuggled them to other European countries for resale at a premium, potentially depriving patients of life-saving medicine, police said on Friday.
Twenty-one people aged between 22 and 70 have been arrested, among them doctors and nurses, according to the police.
A 50-year-old employee of a hospice for people with chronic illnesses in Drama, northeastern Greece, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of embezzling 170,000 euros from the state-funded care facility.
Authorities said that after failing to cover up her actions, the employee admitted taking the money.