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One of two ATM crackers arrested in Pieria

One of two ATM crackers arrested in Pieria Police on Saturday arrested one of two Kosovo nationals, 35 and 37, who are accused of breaking into an ATM machine in Pieria, northern Greece and removing 127,400 euros. According to law enforcement officials, the theft occurred early in the morning of June 5. The 34-year-old Kosovan […]

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North Macedonia: Police find 20 Bangladeshi migrants in van

North Macedonia: Police find 20 Bangladeshi migrants in van Police in North Macedonia said officers discovered a group of 20 Bangladeshi migrants packed in a van on a major highway near the border with Serbia. Police said in a statement Saturday that officers doing a routine vehicle check Friday near the northern town of Kumanovo, […]

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Police catch man with 10 kilos of heroin on highway

Police catch man with 10 kilos of heroin on highway Police announced the arrest on Friday of a 54-year-old man over the possession of about 10 kilos of heroin. The man was arrested on the new Athens-Corinth highway by officers who, acting on information gathered by Corinth police, flagged his car down for inspection. Police […]

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Burglar beats up centenarian in west Athens break-in

Burglar beats up centenarian in west Athens break-in Police is searching for a burglar who beat up a 100-year-old woman in her house in west Athens early Friday morning. The suspect is believed to have entered the house in Ilion through a window at 3.30 a.m. and tied up the housekeeper. He then hit the […]

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Greece Defends Use of Sound Cannons to Deter Migrants at Borders

Greece Defends Use of Sound Cannons to Deter Migrants at Borders Greek police use tear gas and sound cannons to stop migrant border crossings at Evros. Credit: AFP Greece defended its use of sound cannons to stop migrants crossing at the Turkish border on Wednesday amidst European Union criticism of the practice. Long-range acoustic devices […]

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Seven arrested in Zakynthos 2020 killing

Seven arrested in Zakynthos 2020 killing Police have arrested seven suspects in the fatal shooting of Christina Kloutsinioti, the 37-year-old wife of businessman Dionysis “Dimis” Korfiatis, on the Ionian island of Zakynthos in June last year. Police acted on information provided by Korfiatis, 53, before he was also gunned down by unknown assailants early last […]

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Police officer rented radio to thieves

Police officer rented radio to thieves An Attica police officer has reportedly confessed to giving his police radio to criminals so they could monitor activity while carrying out burglaries, for a fee of 3,000 euros a month. According to reports, the unnamed officer had reported his radio lost and then gave it to an unnamed […]

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Police unionist being probed after trashing justice system

Police unionist being probed after trashing justice system The Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Monday ordered a disciplinary inquiry into a high-ranking member of the police officers’ union over comments related to a recent spate of gangland killings. Speaking on a morning television talk show on Saturday, unionist Stavros Balaskas cast aspersions on the country’s justice […]

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Citizen Sues Greek Authorities for Police Brutality and Torture After Arrest

Citizen Sues Greek Authorities for Police Brutality and Torture After Arrest Credit: Hellenic Police Police brutality is coming to the fore again in Greece as a Greek citizen filed a lawsuit on Friday against the police anti-terrorism unit, claiming that he had been tortured by a policeman in March. The department has been on the […]

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Policemen, lawyers to be tried for bribery

Policemen, lawyers to be tried for bribery Nineteen people, including active and retired police officers, and lawyers, are set to stand trial for bribery, accused of paying police officers serving in central Athens precincts not to carry out inspections at illegal brothels and gambling dens. The alleged recipients of these bribes will be tried separately. […]

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Following the money

Following the money The Hellenic Police appears to have done the methodical preparation and work required to identify major organized crime networks. But cracking down on them and ending their turf wars and fatal exchanges cannot be delayed any longer. It is an effort that must involve all state agencies and the judiciary. As is […]

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Man arrested in Volos for killing cat 

Man arrested in Volos for killing cat  Greek police on Tuesday arrested a man in the city of Volos, Magnesia, for allegedly killing a cat. The arrest came after neighbours told police they saw the 88-year-old man kill a cat, put it in a plastic bag and throw its body in the municipal garbage bin.  […]

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University police officer recruitment to start soon

University police officer recruitment to start soon The recruitment of officers who will man the so-called university police teams that will protect academic institutions around the country is set to begin in the coming days, according to the government on Monday. The special police force of some 1,000 special guards was deemed necessary by the […]

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Police investigate reported shooting in Alimos

Police investigate reported shooting in Alimos Police are investigating reports of a shooting in Alimos, in southern Athens. The incident occurred at a block of flats on Koumoundourou Street around 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Police said they found a bullet casing at the scene. No injuries have been reported. Police have cordoned off the area. […]

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Mafia-Style Execution of a Retired Boxer in Athens

Mafia-Style Execution of a Retired Boxer in Athens Credit: Hellenic police Greece’s police announced that a 39-year-old retired boxer is dead after a drive-by shooting on Monday morning in southern Athens, in what appears to be a mafia-style execution. Tasos Berdesis, a former Greek champion, was shot on Andrea Papandreou Street in Vari. Investigators say […]

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Orestiada police arrest foreigner involved in smuggling 21.5 kg of heroin from Turkey

Orestiada police arrest foreigner involved in smuggling 21.5 kg of heroin from Turkey A foreign national was arrested on Friday afternoon and two accomplices were being sought in the borders with Turkey for trying to smuggle 21.5 kilos of heroin. The Orestiada police and drug squad arrested the man as he had parked a private […]

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Greek Policeman Tortures Love Rival

Greek Policeman Tortures Love Rival Credit: Hellenic Police (EL.AS) The Greek Supreme and Civil Court dismissed on Wednesday some of the charges filed against a Greek policemen who bit, beat, stripped, handcuffed and abandoned a man in an uninhabited area in central Greece. The policeman, who received a suspended sentence, was originally charged and sentenced […]

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Police authorities announce drug bust

Police authorities announce drug bust Police authorities said on Tuesday that they had arrested a 55-year-old Greek man last week as he tried to smuggle 58 kilograms of cannabis from Spain by truck to Greece via Italy. The 55-year-old was arrested on May 19 as he tried to smuggle his cargo into Greece at the port […]

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A year after George Floyd: Pressure to add police amid rising crime

A year after George Floyd: Pressure to add police amid rising crime LOS ANGELES – Helen Jones grew up in Watts in a time of gang wars and a crack epidemic, when police used battering rams to knock down the walls of suspected drug houses and Black people were routinely profiled or beaten by street […]

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Greek Cop Smashes His Boss’s Car in Apparent Revenge Attack

Greek Cop Smashes His Boss’s Car in Apparent Revenge Attack The moment a Greek police lieutenant rammed his 4×4 into his boss’s car on Rhodes. Credit: Screenshot from YouTube/@Rodiaki Efimerida A Greek police lieutenant allegedly destroyed his boss’s car in what is thought to be a revenge attack on Rhodes island on Sunday. Stunned passersby […]

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Police officer arrested after explosive find

Police officer arrested after explosive find A man that was arrested on Thursday night on the island of Crete in possession of 42.5 kilos of explosives, mainly dynamite, in his car was a police officer serving in Rethymno. The suspect, a chief constable, allegedly did not declare his status to his colleagues at first. He reportedly […]

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Police to seal off defunct Embros theater in Athens

Police to seal off defunct Embros theater in Athens Police on Wednesday morning proceeded with an operation to evacuate the self-managed cultural center housed at the defunct Embros theater in downtown Athens. No one was inside the building, located in the neighborhood of Psyrri, during the operation, police said.  Authorities said they would seal off […]

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Greek police get tough on restaurants and bars over COVID-19 violations

Greek police get tough on restaurants and bars over COVID-19 violations Trying to put the genie back in the lamp after the government pulled back most COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, Greek police will be going after restaurant and bar owners who violated rules by allowing overcrowding. Scenes showed widespread breaking of the health restrictions and people […]

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Police to crack down on health safety violations at cafes, restaurants and bars

Police to crack down on health safety violations at cafes, restaurants and bars Police are stepping up inspections for health safety violations following scenes of overcrowding last weekend and dozens of incidents of mask flouting at cafes and bars across the country. The inspections will focus on popular nightlife and other leisure spots in big […]

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Police nabs extortionists of Omonia

Police nabs extortionists of Omonia Cooperation between the Hellenic Police and Chinese shopkeepers in downtown Athens last week has led to the arrest of two alleged extortionists who face a variety of charges. Two Greeks, a mother and her son, pretended to be labor inspectors and repeatedly visited the stores of foreign shopkeepers in the […]

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