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Gas station owner gunned down in mafia-style execution in NE Athens

The owner of a gas station in Gerakas, North-East Athens, was gunned down in a mafia-style execution with Kalashnikov weapons early Saturday morning. The 38-year-old victim arrived with a bulletproof BMW at his gas station on Marathonas avenue around 8 o’clock in the morning. When he got out of the …

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Mafia-style double murder of two foreign nationals on Corfu

Two foreign nationals were found murdered in their car outside the apartment they had rented in Halikouna village on the island of Corfu early Thursday evening. The two men of Montenegro nationality had arrived on the island 1.5 month ago. Their bodies were found inside a vehicle, in a parking …

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Mafia-style assassination of foreign national in Voula, south Athens

A foreign national was assassinated outside his house in Voula suburb of southern Athens late on Friday. Police is investigating the real identity of the victim, after it found that he man had two different identity cards from Belgium as well as a large amount of cash. The man was …

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Mafia-style attack kills 2 foreign nationals in popular Athens tavern

In a mafia-style attack in South Athens, two men were killed and a woman was injured. The attack took place early Sunday evening in a popular family tavern in the area called Ta Vlachika” in Vari. The victims were sitting at a table together with another adult and three children. …

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Businessman seriously injured in Mafia-style shooting in West Athens (UPD)

Two assassins on a motorcycle fired with a Kalashnikov automatic weapon and a pistol at a businessman in Chaidari suburb of West Athens on Tuesday. The assassination took place at 11 o’ clock in the morning and thus while the businessman had stopped the car he was driving at traffic …

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Prominent lawyers arrested for alleged involvement in “Korydallos prison mafia”

Prominent criminal lawyers Alexandros Lykourezos and Theodoros Panagopoulos have been arrested at the orders of the examining magistrate in relation to the the so-called “Korydallos prison mafia” case. Lykoyrezos was arrested Thursday evening and Panagopoulos on Friday morning. The remain in custody until Monday where they  are expected to testify …

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The Mafia Challenge: Sugar sachets by Greek company trigger outrage in Naples

Mafia stereotypes that insulted a whole city: Marlon Brandon as The Godfather, a pistol and the phrase “Live dangerously in Naples” on sugar sachets produced and distributed by Greek company “Coffeland Ltd” triggered an outrage in Italy and forced the company owner to stop the advertising campaign. The face of …

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Greek mafia-boss gunned down in Palaio Faliro (CCTV videos)

A 45-year-old man was gunned down in a central street of Palaio Faliro in South Athens around 9 o’ clock on Wednesday morning. The perpetrators used Kalashnikov assault rifle in an attack police evaluates as “turf war” between criminal organizations. The victim was a well-known figure in the underworld of …

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Greek Police investigates whether cancer patients received less medication by members of cancer drugs mafia

For the cancer drugs mafia life did not matter: two nurses in a big public hospital in Athens would give to patients a smaller dose of medication than needed and they would forward the rest of the quantity to the other members of the criminal cancer drugs gang. “Imagine three …

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Risk in Maries averted, local authorities speak of “arson mafia” behind the fires on Zakynthos

“I estimate that 10,000 stremmata has been burned down in the last three days,” mayor of Zakynthos Pavlos Kolokotsas told media on Monday, as the wildfires on the island continue to rage for third consecutive day. “It is a major ecological disaster, a perennial pine forest is on fire right …

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Mafia-style gang steals diagnostic machines from Greece’s public hospitals

It all started with the theft of diagnostic machines from Agio Savvas Cancer and Oncology Hospital in Athens, last week. The story repeated in the general hospitals of Volos, Lamia and Larissa in Central Greece. Four robberies in a week. Targeted at pulmonary and gastroenterology clinics in public hospital. Bulky …

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Mafia-style execution outside public school in Glyka Nera, Athens

A mafia-style execution outside a public school, an unprecedented act of crime in Greece. A 47-year-old man was shot dead in Glyka Nera northeast of Athens, right after he dropped his son off at the primary school. The incident occurred around 8.15 a.m. on Wednesday shortly after the victim dropped …

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Greece declares “war” to organized crime, gov’t sees “rise” in lockdown lifting

Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said on Tuesday that he is declaring war to organized crime after a series of shootings on open street and in the middle of the day, where two people were gunned down. At a meeting with Hellenic Police officials discussion were focused on improving the …

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Shooting at residential building in Alimos, south Athens, puzzles police

Residents of an apartment building in Alimos, suburb of south Athens, jumped out of their beds short after 6 o’ clock in the morning after they heard the noise of shooting. They immediately called the police. No injuries have been reported. Investigators found one bullet cashing. They checked all the …

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Prosecutor investigates “death contract” denouncement by journalist Vaxevanis

Renowned Greek investigative journalist and publisher Kosta Vaxevanis revealed on Friday that he has received information claiming that he has been the target of a “death contract.” He published the shocking revelations on the website of his newspaper documentonews on Friday evening and “shared them with his readers in an …

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