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Athens News Agency: News in English, 00-12-31

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  • [01] Drugs Haul-513 Kilos of Heroin-Four Arrests
  • [02] Weather Forecast-Monday

  • [01] Drugs Haul-513 Kilos of Heroin-Four Arrests

    31/12/2000 16:17:39

    Athens police on Sunday seized 513 kilos of pure heroin which was in possession of four Turks and destined for Spain.

    The drugs, from Turkey, were found hidden in two tourist buses.

    The four Turks who were arrsted in Athens were the drivers and co-drivers of the two tourist buses, while another six Turks were arrested in Turkey.

    The four arrested in Athens were identified as Erhan Ginik, 37, Muhsin Odogmus, 50, Atink Karadeniz, 26 and Nur Biser, 43.

    The heroin was packed in one kilo parcels, while the two Mercedes Benz buses and 8,500 German marks were confiscated.

    The heroin haul is the biggest ever in Greece and one of the largest in Europe.

    The four Turks appeared before the public prosecutor on Sunday.

    [02] Weather Forecast-Monday

    31/12/2000 15:02:59

    Rain, storms and snow in the mountainous regions is forecast throughout Greece on Monday.

    Winds will be variable, very strong to gale force.

    In the north, temperatures will range from 1C to 12C; on the rest of the mainland from 4C to 15C; and in the islands from 10C to 18C.

    Rain and storms in Athens where temperatures will range between 8C to 15C.

    Similar weather in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 3C to 12C.

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