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Greece makes Europe's 'largest ever' heroin seizure

Published on Jun 22, 2014 11:57 PM

ATHENS (AFP) - More than two tonnes of heroin has been discovered in Greek warehouses in as many weeks, in what authorities said was Europe's largest ever seizure of the drug.

Close to a tonne was found by police in a warehouse near Athens on Friday, a little more than a week after an even bigger haul in the city.

Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsioti said Sunday that the discoveries constituted "the largest amount of heroin ever seized in Europe".

Friday's haul of 986.6 grammes had been brought into Greece on a tanker, which has also been seized, the Greek port police said Sunday.

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