GREECE: Trafficking in Death

Ever since the civil war broke out in Lebanon 18 months ago, Athens has taken over much of devastated Beirut's former role as the center of commerce and trade in the eastern Mediterranean. Now, as TIME'S Dean Brelis has learned, Athens is also substituting for Beirut as a center for a grimmer international enterprise—gunrunning. His report:

They come by truck from all over Europe. Some arrive concealed in frozen sheep carcasses from Belgium. Others come hidden under the fenders of shiny new cars from West Germany. Still others arrive concealed within the false...

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