ATHENS, Greece – Greek authorities say they have seized nearly a ton of marijuana on an inflatable speedboat that was abandoned after a chase in the west of the country.
The coast guard says the seizure followed a tip-off. A coast guard launch located and pursued the 10-meter (33-foot) boat Monday, but the only man on board managed to beach the craft and escape on foot near the town of Messolonghi.
A coast guard statement Tuesday said a total 920 kilograms of marijuana was found packaged on the speedboat.
It was unclear where the drugs had come from or where they were heading. Western Greece is on a major smuggling route for Albanian-grown marijuana headed for western Europe.