Piraeus: 109kg of Cocaine Found in Shipment of Frozen Squid

Piraeus Harbor, Greece
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According to a report by Reuters, Greek authorities seized 109 kilograms of cocaine on Tuesday, May 28. The drugs were hidden in a container along with frozen squid. The name of the vessel involved has not been disclosed.

The vessel was docked at the Port of Piraeus for inspection when the Greek authorities made the discovery. Officials stated that the ship was traveling from Peru and was destined for Croatia.

This incident follows a similar case last week in which Greek authorities intercepted an international smuggling ring attempting to transport cocaine from Latin America to Europe via shipping containers. 

In that operation, 210 kilograms of cocaine were found hidden among shipments of shrimp. Greek drug enforcement authorities, in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, have launched an investigation to apprehend those responsible.

Police are now investigating potential connections between the two drug smuggling incidents. They are working with international authorities to gather evidence and identify the individuals involved in the smuggling of the 109 kilograms of cocaine.