Police seizes massive cocaine haul at Greek port

Police seizes massive cocaine haul at Greek port
Police seizes massive cocaine haul at Greek port

A massive cocaine haul was seized by Greek police. Cocaine was found on ship carrying lumber from Ecuador.

The 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of cocaine were found stashed in the frame of a freight container at the port of Piraeus, the Finance Ministry's fraud agency said.

Authorities in Greece, Croatia, Bosnia and Macedonia had been tracking the shipment for weeks, the agency said, estimating the drugs were worth some €3.6 million (US$5.3 million).

One suspect was arrested in Greece, while six others were arrested in Bosnia and Croatia.

The ship had originally been bound for Rijeka, Croatia, was but was diverted to Greece, police said.