Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Marijuana galore dumped on beach

A drug-smuggling gang abandoned a 1,800lb stash of marijuana on a beach in southern Greece

Police in Greece are looking for a drug-smuggling gang who abandoned a 1,800lb (830kg) stash of marijuana on a southern beach.

A police statement said the drugs were found near the port town of Kyllini, in the Peloponnese region, about 150 miles (250km) south-west of Athens.

The marijuana was packaged in 56 bundles. Police are investigating whether a vehicle found nearby had been used by the smugglers.

Police said the drugs did not appear to have been washed ashore, but it was unclear whether they had been brought in by sea or were supposed to have been picked up by boat and shipped elsewhere.

The packages were found following a tip-off. Police did not give an estimate for the stash's street value.

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