Greece Claims Record Seizure of Captagon Amphetamine at Piraeus Port

Captagon pills seized in Piraeus PortImage Courtesy: SDOE

Greece’s financial crimes unit (SDOE), in cooperation with coast guard and drug enforcement officers, has seized a record-breaking amount of amphetamine Captagon pills at the Piraeus Port.

A total of 5,250 kilograms of pills, worth an estimated USD 660 million, were found in three containers.

SDOE did not identify the ship on which the drugs were being transported, noting only that the vessel had come from Syria and was en route to China. The authorities are still working on determining whether the final destination of the narcotics was China.

It took a team of 20 personnel an entire week to uncover over 33 million tablets hidden in the three containers.

The unit added that this was the world’s largest single seizure of the drug.

An investigation to identify persons involved in the case is also underway.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >

CrewConnect Global 2019

CrewConnect Global is the leading forum for collaboration to advance new industry approaches to seafarer recruitment and training.

read more >

CruiseConnect Global 2019

Attend CrewConnect Global and stay on for the CruiseConnect Summit to take part in an industry-wide conversation focused…

read more >

CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening will be returning to Rome in 2019 to celebrate it’s 20th year.

read more >