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Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:08:15 -0800

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Greece: Nun of Those Bad Habits

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 08:00:00 GMT

Sunshine Coast Daily, 05 Dec 2007 - Residents of a nunnery in Greece were nun the wiser to con men cultivating a crop of cannabis in their garden. Two men posing as gardeners for the elderly nuns turned a Greek Orthodox nunnery into a marijuana plantation.

Greece: Private Guards To Keep Watch Over Schools

Sat, 18 Aug 2007 07:00:00 GMT

Kathimerini, 18 Aug 2007 - A municipality in northern Greece has decided to hire a private a security firm in a bid to protect schools from the growing amount of drug dealing in the area. The Municipality of Polykastro, near northern Greece's Kilkis, agreed to take the initiative and hire private guards after parent groups complained about the dangers their children are exposed to.

Greece: Marijuana Again Tied To Memory Problems

Thu, 16 Mar 2006 08:00:00 GMT

Dominican Today, 16 Mar 2006 - Athens - People who regularly smoke marijuana may find their memories growing hazy over time, a study published Monday suggests. In a study of long-term and shorter-term marijuana users, researchers in Greece found that both groups performed more poorly on tests of memory, attention and other cognitive abilities than a comparison group who'd only occasionally used the drug.

Greece: Father Tells Of Daughter's Greek Jail Nightmare

Fri, 31 Dec 2004 08:00:00 GMT

Scotsman, 31 Dec 2004 - The father of a British woman jailed in Greece on suspicion of drug offences today spoke of his daughter's four-month nightmare behind bars. Rachael Swinden will spend her 24th birthday on New Year's Day in a women's jail in Athens.

Greece: Elderly Woman Charged With Smuggling

Fri, 06 Jul 2001 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 06 Jul 2001 - ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- An elderly woman was charged Friday with attempting to smuggle heroin hidden in a container of spaghetti to her inmate grandson. Anastasia Lefkari, 84, was arrested in Korydallos prison on Thursday after officials said she tried to slip her 24-year-old grandson 30 grams of heroin hidden in the pasta.

Greece: 1,129 Pounds Of Heroin Seized From Buses

Mon, 01 Jan 2001 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 01 Jan 2001 - ATHENS, GREECE -- Greece said on Sunday it had seized 1,129 pounds of heroin, its largest-ever haul, in raids on two Turkish tourist buses. Police said the heroin, with an estimated street value of 5 billion drachmas ($13.6 million), was destined for western Europe.

Greece: Sotomayor Dropped From High Jump

Mon, 14 Feb 2000 08:00:00 GMT

Newsday, 14 Feb 2000 - ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Javier Sotomayor has been dropped from a meet in Greece following a decision to suspend him from international competition for failing a cocaine test. Sotomayor, the Cuban world indoor and outdoor record-holder, was to compete at an indoor high jump meet Tuesday. But the International Amateur Athletic Federation on Saturday suspended Sotomayor and five other athletes suspected of drug use. Their cases have been sent to arbitration.

Greece: Wire: Greek Police On Alert After Deaths

Sun, 18 Apr 1999 07:00:00 GMT

Associated Press, 18 Apr 1999 - ATHENS, Greece (AP) Drug overdoses killed six people found dead in different parts of Athens Sunday, police said. Officials believe the victims, men between 19 and 45 years old, all died after using heroin. They fear a high-purity batch of the drug could lead to more deaths.

Greece: Wire: Greece Told Not To Bar EU Nationals For Drugs

Tue, 19 Jan 1999 08:00:00 GMT

Reuters, 19 Jan 1999 - ATHENS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Greece was told on Tuesday to end its automatic bar for life on nationals of other European Union countries who are busted for drugs on its soil. The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice ruled that a law preventing foreigners from ever returning to Greece if they are convicted there for drugs was in violation of the EU's fundamental freedoms.