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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…

Riot police attacked in Exarchia
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Riot police attacked in Exarchia

Sokratis - Jan 21, 2017

Riot police units stationed in Athens’s Exarchia district were attacked by self-styled anarchists on Friday night, authorities said. The incident occurred on Tositsa Street, outside the Athens…

Police attacked with Molotov cocktails in downtown Athens
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Police attacked with Molotov cocktails in downtown Athens

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Riot police units stationed in Athens’s Exarchia district were attacked by unknown assailants with Molotov cocktails on Friday night, authorities said on Saturday. The incident occurred shortly…

Greek police sees active group behind attack at PASOK offices
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Greek police sees active group behind attack at PASOK offices

Panos - Jan 11, 2017

Police investigating an armed attack on police guarding the headquarters of PASOK in central Athens early on Tuesday morning, which injured an officer, believe the Revolutionary Self-Defense…

‘Wise men’ of labor reform targeted by arsonists
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‘Wise men’ of labor reform targeted by arsonists

makis - Jan 04, 2017

Properties linked to members of the so-called committee of wise men that drew up a list of proposals regarding labor market reform, one of the key topics…

Police believe Greece’s ambassador to Brazil killed near Rio
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Police believe Greece’s ambassador to Brazil killed near Rio

Sokratis - Dec 31, 2016

Authorities believe that Greece’s missing ambassador to Brazil was killed at the home that his wife kept in the Rio de Janeiro area, a police investigator said…

Real estate racket dismantled in Athens
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Real estate racket dismantled in Athens

makis - Dec 26, 2016

Police in Athens have arrested three men aged 46 to 69 who are believed to have blackmailed and threatened property buyers into paying them the commission for…

Police in northern Greece crack down on illegal adoption ring
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Police in northern Greece crack down on illegal adoption ring

makis - Dec 22, 2016

A police operation that took several months to wrap up has led to the arrest of six suspects allegedly involved in an illegal adoption racket, according to…