Pubdate: Sat, 22 Aug 1998
Source: Athens News Agency
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Drug squad officers from Corfu and Igoumenitsa have arrested two Albanians
and seized over 150 kilos of marijuana.

According to press sources, the police two months ago received information
that Albanian drug traffickers were using a speedboat to smuggle large
quantities of marijuana into the country via the west coast of Corfu or
southern Thesprotia.

Police, following a suspect, arrested both him and another another whom he
met in the dark near a beach in the community of Vatos. The two Albanians
were found to be in possession of 153 kilos of marijuana wrapped in 17

The two were named as Stara Bakiou, 27, a permanent resident of Corfu, and
Thanasi Naso, a construction worker from Sarande.

In an unrelated incident, five illegal immigrants from Albania, four of
them minors, were arrested in a rural area of Florina prefecture in
northern Greece after being found in possession of 1.3 kilos of hashish.

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