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‘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…

Police bust cocaine and cannabis dealing gang
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Police bust cocaine and cannabis dealing gang

makis - Dec 20, 2016

The Greek Police (ELAS) on Tuesday announced the arrest of 10 suspects believed to belong to a large drug-trafficking ring. Authorities seized 173 kilograms of unprocessed cannabis…

Man jailed for abusing son in Chios migrant camp
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Man jailed for abusing son in Chios migrant camp

makis - Dec 16, 2016

A court on Chios has sentenced a 32-year-old Syrian migrant to a total of five years in prison, without parole, for physically abusing his 3-year-old son last…

Man opens fire on police in Omonia
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Man opens fire on police in Omonia

Sokratis - Dec 10, 2016

Police exchanged gunfire in central Omonia Square with a man “acting suspiciously” on Saturday morning, authorities said. According to reports, the man, a foreign national, allegedly opened…

Police on high alert for Grigoropoulos anniversary
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Police on high alert for Grigoropoulos anniversary

makis - Dec 05, 2016

The police in Athens is on full alert in anticipation of the demonstrations planned for Tuesday, anniversary of the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, who was shot dead…

Police break Attica burglary ring
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Police break Attica burglary ring

makis - Nov 23, 2016

Police in Attica said on Wednesday that they had detained three suspected members of a ring believed to have carried out a string of robberies at homes…

Police, fire service air departments to merge
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Police, fire service air departments to merge

Sokratis - Nov 19, 2016

The police and fire department’s air services are to merge into one body following an amendment tabled by Interior Minister Panos Skourletis and Alternate Minister for Citizens’…

Four arrested in violent robbery gang bust
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Four arrested in violent robbery gang bust

makis - Nov 16, 2016

A gang that since last October had been behind a series of violent armed robberies at shops and homes across Attica was broken up Wednesday by police,…