Greek Coast Guard Reports Largest Cannabis Bust in Country's History

The Greek coast guard on December 6 reported the largest seizure of processed cannabis in the history of the country, after discovering more than six tonnes (6,177,800 kg) of the drug in a boat intercepted near Crete.

The coast guard said the boat was intercepted south of Crete on the morning of December 5, and that the cannabis, with an estimated street value of more than than €70 million, was discovered in 241 packages concealed inside the boat.

Six crew members, all Syrian nationals, were detained, the coastguard said. Credit: Hellenic Coast Guard via Storyful