Greek authorities have seized nearly two tonnes of cannabis during an operation to dismantle an international ring of Greek and Albanian drug dealers in Attica and Larissa, during which they placed six suspects under arrest.
The raid was carried out on Saturday by the Attica Security drugs squad, working in collaboration with the Attica financial crimes unit (SDOE) drugs department and the U.S. Embassy's Drug Enforcement Administration bureau.
They arrested one Albanian and five Greeks, including the suspected mastermind of the ring, who were in the process of transporting the drugs to western Europe using long-haul trucks for international transport.
The police operation was based on a tip-off about the ring's activities and a three-month investigation that led detectives to the ring's mastermind, who owned a trucking company and other businesses in Larissa, and one of his closest associates.
A report of a burglary in progress Sunday morning at an East Oakland home led to the seizure of a stash of marijuana worth more than $400,000, including 1,500 plants in various stages of growth and bags full of finished product, and the arrest of the resident, police said Monday.
The seizure, one of the largest recently, began about 4:26 a.m. Sunday after police received a call that three men were trying to break into a house in the 2300 block of East 16th Street.
Officers arrived and found that someone had partially pried open a security gate in the rear of the house.
Inside the Bedford grow-op Credit: Metro contributed
Police have uncovered a marijuana grow-op at a business in the industrial park in Bedford.
RCMP say they executed a search warrant at the property, which is on Bluewater Road, around 10 p.m. on Saturday and seized 375 mature marijuana plants. Grow-op equipment was also found, police say, as was an electrical bypass, suggesting that power was being stolen.
Oregon State Police say an older man stopped for speeding recently on Interstate 5 had about two pounds of marijuana stashed in a box decorated as a gift.
Police say Robert Cowart is from Laytonville, Calif.
Toronto police seize 1 million dollars worth of marijuana from pizzeria – is that including the cocaine and cash?
Pizza Gigi's owner, 57-year-old Salvatore Crimi, sold the drug from the restaurant, police alleged.
Investigators obtained a warrant for Monday's raid after watching customers enter and leave without any food.
Police said in a statement they had also seized cocaine, other drugs and 8,000 Canadian dollars in the search.
The restaurant, said to be popular with University of Toronto students, has been at its location for 30 years, according to the Toronto Star.
Hundreds of pounds of marijuana were found in a truck during a traffic stop in Collinsville on Monday, investigators said Tuesday.
An Illinois State Police trooper pulled the semi-tractor trailer over for a safety check on Interstate 55/70 between Illinois state routes 157 and 159, according to a news release.
Marijuana plants worth more than $1 million were seized on Friday in a massive grow-op bust in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg police executed a search warrant at a home at about 6:30 p.m., where they discovered a sophisticated marijuana grow operation.
Close to 1,100 marijuana plants were seized, which have an estimated value of $1.2 million. Also seized was roughly 40 grams of dry cannabis marijuana, worth about $400 and assorted growing equipment worth $25,000.
"When we get that amount of drugs off the streets of Winnipeg, it's certainly something I think that these investigators should be proud of," Winnipeg police Const. Natalie Aitken said.
A team of Montreal researchers has lent scientific credibility to the view that smoking marijuana can ease chronic neuropathic pain and help patients sleep better.
People suffering from neuropathic pain often turn to opioids, antidepressants and local anesthetics, but those treatments have limitations and the side effects can be punishing. Many physicians and policy-makers, however, are reluctant to advocate the use of cannabis since there has been little scientific research into its effectiveness, even though patients champion its use.
The study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that pain intensity among patients decreased with higher-potency marijuana. It is one of a handful of scientific attempts to determine the medicinal benefits of the drug.
The Lenoir County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office calls it one of the most sophisticated marijuana growing operations they’ve ever uncovered.
Three people are in custody on drug-related charges, after a growing operation was found in a buried school bus. Sheriff Major Chris Hill says digging the large hole and then getting the bus in it required both thought and effort.
A Markham, Ontario real estate agent who converted 54 rented homes into Canada’s largest-known illegal marijuana grow-op was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and fined more than $1 million.
Phu Nhi (John) Trac, 46, must serve another five years if he fails to pay the fines within two years, Ontario Superior Court Justice Michael Brown also ruled at the sentencing in Newmarket.
A mistrial was declared today after jurors in Morristown said they could not reach a verdict in the case of a California trucker accused of having $516,000 worth of marijuana in his rig when he was stopped on Route 80 last year.
Superior Court Judge Thomas Manahan declared the mistrial after jurors had deliberated for 12 hours over 2 1/2 days. The panel sent Manahan a note today saying they were hopelessly deadlocked and could not come to a decision against Michael Daley of Oakland, Calif.