Police discover drug “supermarket” operating inside Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


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Greek police have announced they discovered a drug “ supermarket” that was operating inside the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on Wednesday, following the dismantling of a major drug circuit the previous day.

The drug organisation was using the University campus as an anchor point from where it was trafficking large quantities of substances, mostly cannabis, both within and around the campus.

It is estimated that the arrest of small-time dealers during previous police operations in the area enabled the authorities to trace leading members of the organization that was raiding the campus.

According to the case files, among the 34 arrested on Wednesday, 7 of Albanian origin are the ringleaders.

These 7 people are accused of smuggling, on a daily basis, large quantities of substances into the University, where they distributed them in smaller trafficking groups each one of which was operating under a team leader.

According to police, all those arrested are foreign citizens between 18 and 40 years of age.