Greek authorities seize 2 tons of marijuana headed for Aegean Islands

Greek authorities have seized roughly two tons of Albanian-grown marijuana on an Italian flagged yacht, which was headed for the Aegean islands.

The coast guard told police the interception took place following a tip-off early Friday, south of the Greek island of Kythera, at the entrance to the Aegean.

It was one of the largest quantities of marijuana ever confiscated in Greece.

A coast guard statement to media says the yacht departed from an Italian port and picked up the drugs in Albania, which is known to be a major producer of illegal marijuana.

The two-man crew, an Italian and an Albanian national, were arrested.