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New police operation in occupied buildings in Exarchia, Athens
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New police operation in occupied buildings in Exarchia, Athens

Panos - Apr 18, 2019

New police operation for the evacuation of occupied buildings in Exarchia, Athens took place in the morning hours of Thursday. This is the second time since last…

Major haul of amphetamines at NW port of Igoumenitsa
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Major haul of amphetamines at NW port of Igoumenitsa

Panos - Apr 01, 2019

A 31-year-old Bulgarian national was arrested at the extreme northwest port of Igoumenitsa over the weekend after Greek authorities discovered nearly 370,000 psycho-stimulant pills hidden in a…

Greek man accused of killing Roma released on conditions
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Greek man accused of killing Roma released on conditions

Panos - Mar 29, 2019

A 35-year-old man from Corinthos who was facing charges of intentional manslaughter after he had shot and killed a 52-year-old Roma who invaded his property to steal,…

Traffic police in Greece crackdown on drivers using cell phones while driving
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Traffic police in Greece crackdown on drivers using cell phones while driving

Panos - Mar 27, 2019

Hundreds of traffic tickets to drivers in Greece were issued over just a one-week period (March 18-24) for a violation that has increasingly become a scourge on…

Attacks by hooded groups against Greek police and general lawlessness causes political feud
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Attacks by hooded groups against Greek police and general lawlessness causes political feud

Panos - Mar 04, 2019

The recent attacks by organised anarchist groups and masked hooligans against police stations in Athens and Thessaloniki have become a major point of political contention with opposition…

Albanian shot dead in gunfight with Greek police
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Albanian shot dead in gunfight with Greek police

Panos - Nov 23, 2018

An Albanian national was shot dead and a Greek police officer was slightly injured during a shootout in the village of Vissani, in Ioannina. The gunfight broke…

Thessaloniki: Migrant Smugglers Caught Using Luxury Cars
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Thessaloniki: Migrant Smugglers Caught Using Luxury Cars

Panos - Oct 02, 2018

According to the Hellenic Police, five members of a criminal group that was acting on smuggling illegal migrants who live in Greece were caught in Thessaloniki’s suburb…

Tossing leaflets outside US ambassador’s residence latest ‘intervention’ by anti-state group
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Tossing leaflets outside US ambassador’s residence latest ‘intervention’ by anti-state group

Panos - Oct 01, 2018

Throwing leaflets outside the US ambassador's well-guarded residence in downtown Athens on Sunday while reportedly riding atop motorcycles was the latest "flash intervention" by a notorious self-styled…

Woman found shot dead in Kifissia
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Woman found shot dead in Kifissia

Panos - Sep 20, 2018

A woman was found shot dead in her car in the underground garage of her house on Dagli street in the area of Kifissia, Athens. Police investigations…

Man Arrested on Suspicion of Setting 9 Wildfires in Greece
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Man Arrested on Suspicion of Setting 9 Wildfires in Greece

Panos - Aug 27, 2018

Greek authorities on Sunday announced the arrest of a 32-year-old man on suspicion of setting nine wildfires in the Dirfys-Messapia municipality in Evia, the last of which…

Police arrest man trying to steal food designated for victims of fire-stricken areas
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Police arrest man trying to steal food designated for victims of fire-stricken areas

Panos - Aug 09, 2018

Greek police arrested two men trying to steal food stored in a warehouse that was designated for the victims of the Attica fire-stricken areas. Officers of the…

Chinese national arrested in Greece on int’l warrat for online investment scam
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Chinese national arrested in Greece on int’l warrat for online investment scam

Panos - Jul 05, 2018

A 41-year-old Chinese national was arrested on Tuesday in Athens on an international arrest warrant issued by PRC authorities for allegedly running an online platform bilking money…

Anarchists attack police with molotov bombs over the weekend
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Anarchists attack police with molotov bombs over the weekend

Panos - Jun 04, 2018

The continued and coordinated attacks against police officers in Greece have caused widespread criticism for the government’s inability to impose law and order. On Saturday night, a…

Over 15 millions of illegal cigarettes confiscated by police
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Over 15 millions of illegal cigarettes confiscated by police

Panos - May 22, 2018

Eighteen people have been arrested so far in the framework of police’s financial squad operation on the case of illegal tobacco products which is currently underway. Police…

Large police operation underway to remove 550 immigrants in Patra
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Large police operation underway to remove 550 immigrants in Patra

Panos - May 15, 2018

A large police operation is underway in the city of Patra, Peloponesse to move hundreds of immigrants to the police compounds. The concerted police operation is expected…

Robbers blew up two ATM machines in Athens
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Robbers blew up two ATM machines in Athens

Panos - May 14, 2018

In two separate incidents, robbers blew up ATM machines in the early hours of Monday in the wider Athens area. In particular, the perpetrators attacked an ATM…

Greek police bust large drug ring in Ioannina
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Greek police bust large drug ring in Ioannina

Panos - May 04, 2018

The Ioannina subdivision of the Greek Narcotics Squad dismantled a large drug trafficking ring operating in Greece. Following month-long investigations, the drug enforcement authorities arrested 19 members…

Vandals again target banks in central Athens
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Vandals again target banks in central Athens

Panos - Mar 15, 2018

Masked perpetrators, allegedly belonging to the so-called "anti-establishment" movement, again carried out attacks against banks' storefronts and ATMs in the center of Athens on Wednesday morning. According…

Greek police arrest 12 amid raids on anarchist squats
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Greek police arrest 12 amid raids on anarchist squats

Panos - Mar 13, 2018

Greek police raided three anarchist squats in the capital and arrested at least 12 people, local media reported on Monday. Police officers carried out the evacuations of…

18 foreign nationals arrested for string of attacks, muggings around Acropolis archaeological site
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18 foreign nationals arrested for string of attacks, muggings around Acropolis archaeological site

Panos - Mar 09, 2018

Police announced 18 arrests on Thursday related to a string of particularly violent armed robberies and muggings of tourists and passersby around the highly popular Acropolis archaeological…