March 23, 2018 / 11:29 AM / a year ago

Greek authorities seize 11 kg of heroin at Athens airport

A photo provided by the Greek police shows 11 kilos of heroin hidden in the suitcase of a British citizen, that was seized at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, Greece, March 23, 2018. Greek Police Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek authorities have seized 11 kg of heroin hidden in the luggage of a British citizen at Athens International Airport, police said on Friday.

Police said the 38-year-old man, who flew to Athens from the Pakistani city of Lahore via Doha, is part of a broader heroin ring trafficking drugs from Asian countries to Greece. He was arrested on Wednesday.

Authorities also confiscated 300 euros, 84,000 Pakistani rupees ($730) and two cellphones.

Reporting by Karolina Tagaris; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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