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Offline Maik

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Flour power
« on: Monday, 16 December, 2019 @ 12:57:56 »
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Man Jailed for 11 Months After Greek Police Mistake Baking Flour for Drugs

A North Macedonia citizen spent 11 months in a Greek jail suspected of drug trafficking after Greek police mistook a bag of baking flour he was carrying for heroin.

The incredible story of the 38-year-old resident of a village just north of the Greek border in North Macedonia was revealed by Greek newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton on Friday.

According to the report, the man from the village of Stromnitsa, whose name was not made public, was arrested in January of 2018 after he crossed into Greek territory holding a packet of flour.

Although his crossing was illegal, it is common for people of neighboring villages, separated by borders, to cross into each other’s territory.

Despite his protestations, Greek police arrested the man on suspicion of drug trafficking and sent him to jail, pending a trial.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/12/15/man-jailed-for-11-months-after-greek-police-mistake-baking-flour-for-drugs/

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Re: Flour power
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 16 December, 2019 @ 18:30:07 »
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Man Jailed for 11 Months After Greek Police Mistake Baking Flour for Drugs

A North Macedonia citizen spent 11 months in a Greek jail suspected of drug trafficking after Greek police mistook a bag of baking flour he was carrying for heroin.

The incredible story of the 38-year-old resident of a village just north of the Greek border in North Macedonia was revealed by Greek newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton on Friday.

According to the report, the man from the village of Stromnitsa
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/12/15/man-jailed-for-11-months-after-greek-police-mistake-baking-flour-for-drugs/

This would be Stromnitsa (Струмица - Strumica), a village of some 55,000 inhabitants in North Macedonia, I imagine!!!  I've been there a few times - "village" it is not.  Good old spot-on Greek reporting again!!  :oki:
« Last Edit: Monday, 16 December, 2019 @ 18:57:57 by Bryan-in-Kilkis »