Greek authorities intercept opiate pill shipment for ISIS fighters

3 June 2016
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The Drugs Enforcement Department of the Financial and Economic Crime Unit (SDOE) announced that it seized a container in Piraeus with about 26 million opiate pills which was being shipped to Libya and ISIS.

According to Greek authorities the illicit shipment has a street value of 11.7 million euros. The pills were likely to be distributed amongst fighters of the so-called “Islamic State”. They are also sold on the black market, with the revenue going towards arms purchases.

The container, which was shipped from India, was seized after a tip off from the USA’ Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). It does not appear that any Greek individuals were involved in the case, however the investigation continues.

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