Police officers implicated in big crime rackets

4 November 2016
188 Views

Two major criminal gangs which police started disbanding earlier this week have been linked to more than 2,000 robberies across the country, according to police sources who said raids on the suspects’ homes turned up around 1 million euros in cash, 120 kilograms of silver, gold bars and 60 luxury cars.

Out of the 40 people arrested by police, chiefly members of the Roma community, eight are believed to have played pivotal roles, including the alleged ringleader, a 66-year-old from Elefsina.

The suspects include three pawn shop owners.

The investigation has also implicated four police officers in the operation of the rackets, one of whom has been arrested.

You may be interested

FYROM name dispute meeting in Vienna ends
DEFENCE
shares8 views
DEFENCE
shares8 views

FYROM name dispute meeting in Vienna ends

Panos - Apr 26, 2018

“We are committed to trying to find a solution to the name issue of FYROM”, the UN special mediator on…

Tsipras-Juncker meeting in Athens
GREECE
shares14 views
GREECE
shares14 views

Tsipras-Juncker meeting in Athens

Panos - Apr 26, 2018

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday will receiving EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at his Maximos Mansion office. According…

Eurostat: ‘Severely materially deprived’ people in Greece at 21.1% of population
GREECE
shares7 views
GREECE
shares7 views

Eurostat: ‘Severely materially deprived’ people in Greece at 21.1% of population

Panos - Apr 26, 2018

Eurostat this week calculated the number of "severely materially deprived people" in Greece at 21.1 percent of the country's population,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.