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German far-right extremist arrested on Kos

A German national was arrested on the island of Kos in the early morning hours of Friday.  Against the 30-year-old man there was an international arrest warrant for participating in a far-right extremist organization. German police officers had traveled to Greece to arrest him and th eoperation was carried out …

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300 kg cocaine seized, four British nationals arrested in Thessaloniki VID

A huge blow to a cocaine trafficking ring in Thessaloniki ended with the arrest of four British nationals, who have been living in Greece for about one year.  Police seized 300 kilos of cocaine shipped to Greece’s second largest port in a freight of bananas. The seizure of cocaine had …

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Evros: 5 human traffickers arrested, 20 migrants prevented from entering Greece

Five human traffickers were arrested over the last two days and at least 20 migrants were prevented from entering the country at the Greek-Turkish border region of Evros, the Alexandroupolis and Orestiada police directorates in northern Greece said on Wednesday. The arrests were carried out in two separate instances, with …

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Chinese businessman arrested for the murder of fellow national

A 47-year-old Chinese national was arrested on Wednesday for the murder of a 38-year-old Chinese woman, whose body had been found by police two years ago in a forest area in Kaza Villia, Attica, the Greek Police has announced. The body of the victim was found inside a suitcase on …

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Sorin Oprescu: Former Bucharest mayor arrested in Athens

The former mayor of Bucharest convicted of corruption has been arrested in Athens on an international warrant. Sorin Oprescu, 70, who served as mayor in the Romanian capital from 2008 and 2015, was found guilty by the Romanian courts of bribery, setting up a criminal organization and abuse of power. …

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Angry mob shouts “Death!” for woman charged with daughter’s murder

An angry mob spent almost the whole night outside the house of the woman who has been charged with the murder of her 9-year-old daughter Georgina, while police investigates the suspicious deaths of the family’s two younger girls. The mob, estimated some 500 mostly young people, kept calling for the …

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Landlord confesses murder of family incl two toddlers; he claims “unpaid rent”; police investigates also racism

The main suspect for the quadruple murder of a family including of two toddlers in Andravida was arrested late Friday  night. The 60 year-old landlord has reportedly shot the parents and suffocated the children over “unpaid rent,” as he claimed. Police, however, investigates also a racist motive. Media report on …

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One arrest in murder case of Greek journalist Nikolaos Katsikas in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are investigating the murder of  Greek veteran journalist and correspondent of state-run news agencies in Greece and Cyprus 56-year-old Nikolaos Katsikas. The victim was stabbed to death and was found in his home in Giza, last week. According to Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram, authorities announced on Tuesday the …

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Woman arrested in Thessaloniki for promising “Covid-cure” against juicy fee

The 47-year-old owner of a convenience store in Thessaloniki was arrested on Wednesday for posing as a doctor promising Covid-patients treatment against a fee of several thousands euros. According to police, the woman posed as anesthesiologist and approached families with Covid-19 patients in hospital. Following a complaint filed by the …

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Greek police arrests foreign national on suspicion of links with the ISIS

Police officers of the counter-terror division in Athens have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of having links to the ISIS terrorist organization, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) announced. The suspect, identified only as an Iraqi national, had been previously arrested on December 7, 2021 on migrant smuggling charges and was …

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Police arrests dozens of volleyball fans, among them 27 minors, for weapons possession

Dozens of fans -among them 27 minors- of Panaathinaikos women’s volleyball team were led before a prosecutor after they were found in in possession of weapons ranging from firebombs to axes, shovels and screwdrivers, the Greek police said on Thursday. picture via Greek Police A day earlier, on Wednesday, 57 …

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Tennis coach arrested in northern Athens for minors’ sexual abuse

Greek police arrested a tennis coach in the northern suburbs of Athens after parents filed against him for the sexual abuse of their underage daughters. The 35-year-old man was arrested on Friday just hours after the parents filed against him at the Greek Police headquarters. The victims are reportedly two …

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