A second container with 100 kg of cocaine was discovered VIDEO – 2024-05-24 21:17:03

One other container with cocaine was detected at the moment Thursday (23/05/2024) within the port of Piraeus with the quantity reaching 100 kg.

The query is whether or not this cargo within the port of Piraeus is related to the cartel that trafficked the 210 kilograms of cocaine, which have been present in a cargo of shrimps.

The announcement of the Authorities is as follows: From the Narcotics Prosecution Sub-Directorate of the Attica Safety Directorate, a transnational legal group was dismantled, the members of which have been lively within the trafficking of great portions of cocaine from Latin America. They have been transported by sea and hidden in containers for his or her additional import and circulation in European nations, together with our nation, with a view to get hold of giant quantities of unlawful income.

To deconstruct the legal group, cooperation was developed with the DEA Workplace of the US Embassy. in Athens, the Particular Repressive Anti-Terrorist Unit of the Directorate of Particular Police Forces and the Narcotics Prosecution Division of the third Customs of Piraeus, with the help of the Narcotics and Weapons Prosecution Division of the S.D.O.E. and the Directorate of Prosecution of Medicine & Smuggling of the Coast Guard – Hellenic Coast Guard.

It was preceded by a multi-month investigation the place, by means of applicable utilization, evaluation and cross-checking of knowledge and information and different investigative strategies, it was doable to establish and confirm the motion of the members of the group.
On the identical time, the enterprise construction {and professional} infrastructure that they possessed emerged, which ensured their uninterrupted legal exercise over time, particularly the transportation and trafficking of enormous portions of cocaine, from which they obtained huge unlawful earnings exceeding €5,000,000.

On the identical time, the position of every of the members of the group was ascertained, as follows:

48-year-old, had assumed the administration and route of the legal group and particularly the discovering of the trafficked portions of medication, the financing of the acquisition and the transport, the group of the cargo of the medication from Latin America, in addition to the hiding of the medication in containers directed the nation and their additional motion,
36 years previous, had undertaken to seek out and recruit different members,
64 years previous, communicated with different members of the group who have been primarily based overseas to coordinate the availability and financing of the portions to be trafficked and
54-year-old, was tasked with the operational protection and safety of the 48-year-old, taking applicable measures to keep away from his arrest.

To place an finish to their motion, a police operation was carried out within the morning hours yesterday, Wednesday 22/05/2024, throughout which the 48-year-old was positioned and in his possession have been discovered for the aim of additional trafficking -180- improvised nylon packages containing cocaine, totaling of a mixed weight of -210- kilograms and -300- grams.

In searches carried out in properties and automobiles, the next have been moreover discovered and seized:
cocaine with a complete weight of -510- grams,
uncooked hashish weighing -1.5- grams,
the sums of -€131,675- and -30- British kilos,
pistol with {a magazine} of fifteen (15) rounds,
-37- cartridges of 9 mm and -3- cartridges of seven.65 mm,
-2- bikes,
-17- cellular phone units,
reminiscence card (usb machine),
-3- digital units for geographic location (GPS tracker),
container closure seal and
many pages of handwritten notes.

It’s famous {that a} 20-year jail sentence and a nice have been pending in opposition to the 48-year-old main member, as in 2017 he was accused of being accountable for the set up and operation of a laboratory for the manufacturing of artificial drug tablets, the place greater than 634,000 CAPTAGON tablets have been discovered and confiscated.

Additionally, the 64-year-old had served a jail sentence within the USA. for his involvement in an arms switch case from Europe.
Investigations are persevering with to establish the complete scope of the legal group’s unlawful actions and any connections it might have with different related networks, in addition to the identification of different members.

These arrested are taken to the competent prosecuting authority.

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