New sus­pect in heroin probe

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

A busi­ness­man who tried to hire the Noor One tanker, which was seized in June after more than a ton of heroin was found on board, is due to ap­pear be­fore in­ves­ti­gat­ing mag­is­trate Maria Skar­pou on Tues­day, Kathimerini has learned.

The 52-year-old tried to hire the ves­sel to trans­port oil from Libya to Greece but de­nies any role in drug smug­gling. Sources said that the busi­ness­man, who has not been named, is be­ing treated as a sus­pect by Skar­pou.

Five In­dian crew mem­bers of the Togo-flagged tanker, a 41year-old Turk and a 53-year-old Greek have so far been ar­rested in con­nec­tion to the case.

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