Tagged: Police

Inquiry launched over police use of tear gas against pensioners

An investigation has been launched into the use of tear gas by riot police officers against demonstrating pensioners on Monday in Athens. Police sources have commented that no orders for use of tear gas were issued and the riot police officer took the ‘initiative’, when they noticed demonstrators tried to tip over a police bus. […]

Seven indicted for stealing army fuel

A Thessaloniki prosecutor has indicted seven people, including a senior army officer, to stand trial on charges of stealing fuel from a pipeline used by the Greek military and selling it for a profit. The members of the alleged racket are believed to have stolen nearly 294,762 liters of fuel worth some 300,000 euros.

Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp, police says

Four Pakistani minors have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old Pakistani boy in a Greek migrant camp, police said Wednesday. “The four minors, aged 16 to 17, will appear before a prosecutor today,” a police source told AFP. The incident allegedly occurred on Sunday in the Moria camp on the island of Lesvos. Greece […]

Frenchman rams police car in Greece after security check

A 49-year-old Frenchman is to be deported from Greece after ramming a police car following a security check for suspected Islamic militants returning from Iraq and Syria. A court in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki issued a 15-month suspended sentence and ordered his summary deportation Monday, records seen by The Associated Press showed. Police […]

Police arrest 37-year-old for seducing 12-year-old girl

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Monday afternoon for seducing a 12-year-old girl, the Police authorities of Attica announced. According to the official statements, the 37-year-old man is facing charges for attempted rape and seducing a minor in February. The suspect had previously been accused of similar charges with restrictive conditions subsequently imposed.

Police seek attacker after Afghan man is fatally stabbed in Patra

Authorities in Patra, western Greece, on Monday were questioning over 20 people in connection to the fatal stabbing of a 33-year-old Afghan national earlier in the day. According to initial reports, the victim was attacked during a scuffle involving refugees and migrants staying at an abandoned factory opposite the city’s new port. The 33-year-old, who […]

Riot police attacked in Athens’s Exarchia district

Riot police units clashed with a group of around 40 people hurling petrol bombs in the Exarchia district of Athens early on Monday morning. The standoff began on the corner of Tositsa and Patission streets at 1.30 a.m. and continued until around 4 a.m. and led police to cordon off Patission street. One 26-year-old was […]

Police seek 10 burglars who nabbed safes from company offices

A group of 10 burglars broke into the offices of a cosmetics company in the northern Athens suburb of Metamorfosi in the early hours of Saturday and made off with two safes, according to police. Footage from surveillance cameras showed masked burglars striking the security guard who had been on the duty at the time […]

Police sergeant caught red-handed with 124 kilos of marijuana

The Police’s Subdirectory of Internal Affairs of Northern Greece announced the arrest of a 40-year-old police sergeant serving in Kastoria on narcotics and weapons charges. According to the police, the officer was arrested on Tuesday afternoon as he was driving a car with a trailer, where 113 packets of marijuana – weighing 124 kilos and […]

Drug ring busted in Kefalonia

A preliminary inquiry by police on the island of Kefalonia has lead to arrest of four members of an Albanian-Greek drug ring. The police detected the drug traffickers’ illicit activities by tracking their huge profits to drug users on the island. The four members were detained during a sting operation by police, where two Albanians, […]

Pair face charges on Kos after hurting two in hit-and-run incident

Two Albanian nationals, a 34-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, faced a prosecutor on Kos on Friday after a car being driven by the former hit two people on the island the day before. The 28-year-old had been a passenger in the car. The pair, who fled the scene, face charges of causing a road […]

Drug suspects arrested in police raid on grounds of Thessaloniki university

Police in Thessaloniki on Thursday arrested 10 people following a raid on the grounds of the city’s Aristotle University and surrounding streets, most of them on drug-related charges. One of the detainees, arrested in the university’s courtyard, is a suspected drug dealer. The 21-year-old had drugs and cash on him, police said. The suspects will […]

Crete man ‘hung himself’ from basketball net

On Tuesday police on Crete were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 25-year-old man who was found hanging from a basketball net in the playground of a school in Sfaka, in the prefecture of Siteia. The corpse was spotted in the early hours of Tuesday morning by a passer-by who alerted police. According […]

Police discover body tied up in convenience store loft

The body of man tied with a cable was discovered in the loft of a convenience store in the Agios Panteleimonas area in Athens. The identity of the man, who appears to have beaten, has not yet been determined. Initial reports suggest that the store belongs to a Bangladeshi citizen, who may be the victim. […]

Police arrest Sakkas and Seisidis outside Sparta in Lakonia

According to the reports, the police have arrested Kostas Sakkas and Marios Seisidis on Friday morning just outside Sparta, in Lakonia. Sakkas is accused of being a member of the Conspiracy of Fire Cells group and had been on the run since February 2014, when he broke his bail. Seisidis is accused of being part […]

Police bust major online gambling ring and arrest 128 suspects

The police managed to break up a major online gambling ring in Attica and have arrested 3 Greeks and 125 Asian nationals, including the 18 figures believed to be the leaders of the criminal organization. According to police sources, the ring members used luxury homes in affluent suburbs in the north and south of Attica […]

Police detain migrants with doctored Japanese passports

Police in northwestern Greece on Friday detained three Afghan nationals who tried to board flights at Aktion Airport with forged Japanese passports. According to the police, two men, aged 24 and 25, and a 25-year-old woman, tried to board a flight to Vienna. An inspection by police revealed that they were carrying doctored Japanese passports.

Police officer serving on Lesvos commits suicide

A 42-year-old police officer serving on the Aegean island of Lesvos allegedly used his service gun to commit suicide, authorities said on Thursday. The body of the officer was discovered at his sleeping quarters a few kilometers away from the island’s Moria hotspot. Initial reports suggested the officer, originally from Ioannina, northwestern Greece, left behind […]