4 arrested in North Macedonia after cocaine bust in Greece

4 arrested in North Macedonia after cocaine bust in Greece

Four people have been arrested in North Macedonia, police said on Wednesday, following cooperation with Greek authorities over a shipment of cocaine seized in neighboring Greece a day earlier.

A total of 14 people have already been detained in both countries as a result of Tuesday’s raid in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, where Greek officials confiscated 230 pounds of cocaine.

The drugs from South America were brought to Thessaloniki on a cargo ship and were hidden in hollowed-out outer sections of shipping containers that contained a shipment of bananas from Ecuador.

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Four people have been arrested in North Macedonia following a cocaine bust in Greece. (Fox News)

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North Macedonian police said in a statement that they arrested two men and a woman on Tuesday and a third man on Wednesday as he allegedly tried to cross the border from Greece. All four were citizens of North Macedonia and are suspected of belonging to an international organized crime network, the statement said.

He added that the drug shipment was ordered and paid for by a fruit importing company in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.

Greek police said the Thessaloniki operation followed coordination with the US Drug Enforcement Agency. The suspects arrested in Greece were identified as seven Greeks and three Albanians.

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