Ambulance driver caught smuggling $6.3m of cannabis between Albania and Greece
An ambulance driver has been arrested for smuggling drugs across the border between Greece and Albania, police have confirmed.
The local authorities found 13 duffle bags filled with 129 packages of cannabis at the back of the ambulance in the Greek town of Igoumenitsa.
Police were alerted to the vehicle after it was noticed driving through and then returning an hour later to the town, which is more than 470 km from the private clinic in Athens to which the ambulance is registered.
Initially officers thought it was transporting illegal immigrants as the town is just 20km from the Albanian border but when police opened the vehicle they found 319 kg of cannabis, with a street value of $6.3 million.