A foreign national and a local were arrested by police in the town of Aspropirgos, west of Athens, while they were transferring 8,000 litres of contraband fuel from a truck to illegal storage tanks on truck parking premises belonging to a person still at large.

Two big fuel trucks lacking licence plates and loaded with 32,750 litres of contraband fuel were also found on the premises and were confiscated.

The foreign national was responsible for the parking lot and the Greek was the driver of the truck from which the fuel was being transferred to the storage tanks.