A container ship that had docked at the Greek capital’s main port, Piraeus, docked on its way from Syria to Dubai was stopped by authorities and its cargo was seized.
According to Greek authorities, following an investigation launched in cooperation with their Turkish counterparts the vessel was carrying a large quantity of fenethylline pills – also known as the ‘Jihadist’s’ drug as the psychostimulant is reportedly used by Islamic State fighters.
The pills are known to dull pain, keep the user awake for long periods of time and cause euphoria, Kathimerini reports.
The ship, that had been docked in Piraeus for three days had more stops in Greece planned before heading to Croatia and finally Dubai.
To this date, the only big raid regarding this drug was in early 2017, at a plant named Captagon in Nea Peramo, western Attica.