Drugs racket.

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Po­lice on Rhodes yes­ter­day de­tained seven sus­pected mem­bers of a narcotics smug­gling racket fol­low­ing a four-month in­ves­ti­ga­tion code-named Web of Drugs. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice sources, more than 270 peo­ple are be­lieved to be in­volved in the ring’s ac­tiv­i­ties. The seven sus­pects were to face a pros­e­cu­tor on the Dode­canese is­land later in the day on a string of charges in­clud­ing run­ning a crim­i­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion, cul­ti­vat­ing and sell­ing nar­cotic sub­stances, ex­tor­tion, theft and the pos­ses­sion of il­le­gal weapons. Of the seven peo­ple de­tained, six are lo­cal res­i­dents aged be­tween 29 and 57, and the sev­enth is a 38-year-old Al­ba­nian na­tional. Po­lice are seek­ing a 60-year-old Greek man and a 34year-old Al­ba­nian who are be­lieved to have been the ring­leaders.

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