ATHENS, June 22 Greek coastguards said on Sunday
they had discovered a record two-tonne haul of heroin and
arrested 11 crew from a Togo-flagged tanker that they suspected
had brought it into the country.
Officers working with U.S Drug Enforcement Administration
seized 987 kg of the drug on Sunday, the coastguard said without
going into details on where it was found.
Another 1,133 kg was discovered during a raid on a warehouse
near Athens last week, it added.
The tanker called Noor One was suspected of bringing in both
loads, the force said in a statement.
The vessel had sailed through Oman and Pakistan before it
was seized off the port of Elefsina near Athens on Sunday, the
"These coordinated efforts ... led to the largest seizure of
heroin on a European level," Shipping Minister Miltiadis
The arrested crew members are expected to appear before a
prosecutor on Monday.
(Reporting by Renee Maltezou)