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6 Greeks, 2 Germans arrested for illegally ‘fishing’ antiquities from the sea

Six Greeks and two German were arrested in the last two days for illegally fishing antiquities in the Greek waters. The Greeks aged 34-50 were arrested in Gytheio in south-east Mani in Peloponnese on Monday afternoon. The men were diving to a roman shipwreck in Limani area. They were arrested …

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San Marino nationals try to smuggle to Greece spray causing paralysis

Greek custom authorities arrested two nationals of San Marino for trying to smuggle 147 cans containing spray causing paralysis. The two men aged 22 and 25 years old were arrested at Kipoi crossing at the borders with Turkey. They reportedly tried to smuggle the bottles into Greece. The final destination …

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Frontex accuses NGOs of collusion with migrant smugglers

The EU border agency Frontex has been accusing non-governmental organizations and charities involved in sea rescue of collusion with migrant smugglers. According to confidential reports seen by the Financial Times, the Frontex charges open up a long-simmering dispute between EU officials and   NGOs operating in the Mediterranean Sea over how …

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6 minor Afghans tried to reach Slovenia in a truck with watermelons; rescued in half-freezing condition

Six Afghans aged between 15 and 17 were rescued in a half-freezing condition on Monday night in Western Greece. The six were hidden in refrigerator truck loaded with watermelons and were hoping to reach Slovenia. However, at some point the teenagers started to freeze and knock on the walls of …

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Police arrests retired aviation officer for smuggling Iraqis to Italy

Greek police arrested a retired high ranking officer of Civil Aviation and former town mayor and four other members of a smugglers gang for illegally transporting refugees from Greece to Italy. The arrests occurred at the small airport of Mesolongi, Western Greece, while the gang was about to take off …

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