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Major Bitcoin trading site in limbo as Greece arrests Russian man on US charges of laundering $4bn
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Major Bitcoin trading site in limbo as Greece arrests Russian man on US charges of laundering $4bn

Panos - Jul 27, 2017

Cryptocurrency exchange platform BTC-E has gone on “maintenance” after the arrest of alleged Bitcoin “crime mastermind” Aleksandr Vinnik in Greece. Vinnik has been indicted by a grand…

Bomb threat at Egaleo bank branch
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Bomb threat at Egaleo bank branch

Panos - Jul 26, 2017

Greek police are on alert after an anonymous phone call of a bomb threat at bank in the suburb of Egaleo. Police have blocked off the area…

Greek Man Arrested for Mailing Bullets to Politicians
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Greek Man Arrested for Mailing Bullets to Politicians

Panos - Jul 06, 2017

Greek counter-terrorist officers arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of sending bullets and threatening letters to ministers, lawmakers, bank governors and Muslim associations. According to police sources,…

Stray bullet nearly kills girl in Menidi
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Stray bullet nearly kills girl in Menidi

Panos - Jun 26, 2017

Greek police are investigating a new incident of a stray bullet in the area of Menidi, after the tragic event that cost the life of an 11-year-old…

Greek police bust large drug network
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Greek police bust large drug network

Panos - Jun 09, 2017

Greek police have dismantled an 11-member drug trafficking ring in the prefect of Ilia in the Peloponnese. The gang had set up a delivery network transporting large…

Police seek Pakistani anarchist linked to clashes with riot officers
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Police seek Pakistani anarchist linked to clashes with riot officers

makis - Apr 28, 2017

Police are seeking a 28-year-old Pakistani national in connection with an attack by anarchists on a riot police unit outside the 1930s refugee housing blocks on Alexandras…

Athens man choked to death in home by robbers
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Athens man choked to death in home by robbers

makis - Apr 06, 2017

Police in Athens yesterday were questioning a 57-year-old Greek man and a Romanian national, 50, in connection with the death of a 70-year-old man whose corpse was…

Greek police free 23 captive migrants
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Greek police free 23 captive migrants

makis - Mar 30, 2017

Greek police say they have freed 23 migrants held captive by smugglers until their relatives paid a fee for smuggling the men into Greece from neighboring Turkey.…

Athens police net gang that preyed on vulnerable
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Athens police net gang that preyed on vulnerable

makis - Mar 23, 2017

A gang that robbed elderly people and teenagers in the northern suburbs of Athens has been broken up, police said on Thursday, adding that five suspects –…

Two men to be tried for shooting at police car
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Two men to be tried for shooting at police car

makis - Mar 21, 2017

Two 19-year-olds will stand trial for opening fire at a police car last week in Aspropyrgos, western Attica, authorities said on Tuesday. Police are also looking for…

Police dismantle ring that preyed on cabbies
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Police dismantle ring that preyed on cabbies

makis - Mar 16, 2017

Police said on Thursday they had broken up a gang of robbers that had been targeting taxi drivers in the area of Aghia Varvara in western Athens.…

Police defuse hand grenade bomb found outside Dafni precinct
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Police defuse hand grenade bomb found outside Dafni precinct

Sokratis - Feb 25, 2017

Police bomb disposal experts defused an explosive device comprising a hand grenade on Saturday after receiving an anonymous caller telephoned a threat that the bomb would detonate…

Police nets migrant smuggling gang
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Police nets migrant smuggling gang

makis - Feb 24, 2017

The Greek Police (ELAS) on Friday announced the arrest of nine suspected members of a major human trafficking racket moving migrants from Turkey to Greece, saying that…

Attica police collar heist gang
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Attica police collar heist gang

makis - Feb 20, 2017

Police authorities in southeastern Attica said on Monday they had unraveled a gang that had been robbing homes, betting agencies and stores and arrested its leaders, a…

‘Spy’ wanted in US arrested in Athens
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‘Spy’ wanted in US arrested in Athens

makis - Feb 10, 2017

A 52-year-old Chinese national faced an Athens prosecutor on Friday following his arrest on Thursday at a central Athens hotel by Greek police who said he is…

Police probe racket after seizing 2 kilos of cocaine in Igoumenitsa
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Police probe racket after seizing 2 kilos of cocaine in Igoumenitsa

makis - Feb 06, 2017

Police in Igoumenitsa, northwestern Greece, were on Monday seeking to smash a drug racket smuggling large quantities of cocaine into the country after seizing two kilograms of…

Police investigating after elderly couple found dead in home
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Police investigating after elderly couple found dead in home

makis - Feb 02, 2017

A couple, both aged 79, were found dead in pools of blood in their home in Argyroupoli, southern Athens, on Thursday. According to reports, the man was…

Police union files suit over January 10 armed attack on riot squad
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Police union files suit over January 10 armed attack on riot squad

Panos - Feb 02, 2017

The union representing Athens police officers on Wednesday filed suit against the administration of the Greek Police (ELAS) for putting officers’ lives at risk. The suit pertains…

Police to display stolen valuables confiscated from ‘Roma mafia’
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Police to display stolen valuables confiscated from ‘Roma mafia’

makis - Jan 31, 2017

Police in northeast Attica will on Wednesday put on display the stolen items it confiscated from the gang known as the “Roma mafia,” which carried out hundreds…

‘Corrupt’ police officer released on 10,000-euro bail
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‘Corrupt’ police officer released on 10,000-euro bail

makis - Jan 27, 2017

A police officer accused of taking bribes was released on bail of 10,000 euros on Friday. The suspect, an Attica traffic police sergeant, is accused of taking…