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German arrested in Athens airport with 4.2 kg of heroin

Greek police has arrested a 76-year-old German citizen was arrested at international airport of Athens Eleftherios Venizlos for having 4,270 grams of heroin well hidden in his luggage. The drugs distributed in four packages were placed in a special case of his luggage. Thursday afternoon, the man arrived in Athens …

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German woman arrested as prime suspect for death of Greek partner

For ten days, she was sleeping next to her dead partner, she was talking to him and she would even cook for him, the German national, the number one suspect for the death of real estate agent in Halandri, reportedly told police. The 56-year-old German national even admitted to have …

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Street vendor arrested for “illegally” selling Clean Monday kites

Police in Agrinio arrested a street vendor on Monday for selling kites without a relevant license. The man faces a heavy fine for having set up his provisional make-shift stand to sell kites traditionally sold only once a year, from early morning on Clean Monday until early afternoon. The 50-year-old …

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Greek authorities arrest Bulgarian national for babies trafficking

Authorities in Northern Greece have arrested a Bulgarian citizen for trafficking babies. The 38-year-old man was arrested while he was trying to return to Bulgaria although arrest warrants were issued there as well. According to media, the man would find poor mothers in Bulgaria, offered them a price and bring …

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Abandoned 13-month-old baby finds tragic death in home fire

A 13-month-old baby girl died in the fire that broke out in an apartment in South Athens, early Thursday morning. At the time of the tragedy the baby was left alone, while the mother was reportedly meeting with her partner in his car outside the apartment building. The baby was …

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Greek citizen arrested in Evros after illegally entered to Turkey

Turkish authorities have arrested a Greek citizen in the area of Evros river. According to preliminary information, the man was trying to enter Turkey illegally. According to Turkish authorities, the Greek citizen is a 50-year-old convict identified with the name initials M. A. The man was arrested after he illegally …

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Hospital doctor arrested for €3,000 in bribes by pauper cancer patient

A chief surgeon at a big hospital in Athens was arrested on Friday, after a cancer patient filed a complaint to police that the doctor had extorted a total of 3,000 euros. The 50-year-old doctor is well-known in Athens and is working at the Ippokrateio Public Hospital. During a police …

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Greek Army officer, UK national member of NGO arrested in military area

A Greek army sergeant and a UK national, member of an NGO, have been arrested in a restricted military area in North-Eastern Greece on Sunday. They were arrested by an army patrol and Greek police. According to Greek state agency amna, the two men were taking photographs in a restricted …

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Foreigners arrested at Evros border for child abduction in UK

Greek authorities have arrested two foreigners wanted with a European arrest warrant for the abduction of a child in United Kingdom. A 37-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman were arrested at the Border Control point Kipoi at Evros river as they were trying to enter Turkey from Greece. When authorities …

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Police arrests street musician for “beggary” in Thessaloniki, triggering outrage

Greek police has arrested a young street musician in Thessaloniki and triggered an outrage in media and internet community. The young woman was playing music in the city’s central Aristotelous square on Sunday. Police officers arrested her and furthermore they filed a lawsuit for beggary. The arrest triggered an outrage …

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TEI Professor arrested for bribery & other “favors” to have students pass exams

Police has arrested a professor at a Technological Education Institute, a higher education public facility in Northern Greece for blackmailing students in order to pass the lessons he was teaching and so with receive their diploma. The 59-year-old man would either ask for either a special fee under the hand …

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Museum vandals tell police “Oil on artifacts is healing, works miracles”

The prosecutor in Athens has filed criminal charges against two women suspected of dousing oil at artifacts in Greek museums. They are charged for violation of the Law for Protection of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage. Caught in action on Sunday, they could go to trail today, however, the court postponed …

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Turkish Cypriot man arrested for alleged espionage for Cyprus

A man in Turkish-occupied  Cyprus has been arrested over alleged espionage for Greek Cyprus, Turkish media report on Wednesday. The man allegedly took pictures of Turkish soldiers at the port of Famagusta. According to daily Hurriyet, the “Turkish Cypriot police said they were intercepting the man, identified as Mehmet Besimoğlu, …

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Police arrest serial arsonist for having started 9 wildfires on Evia

Police has arrested a 32-year-old Greek man, a serial arsonist as investigation proved, for having started nine wildfires on the island of Evia in the months of June, July and August. According to a Fire Service statement, the man has been arrested following investigation by the relevant department. He has …

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Son of murdered UK expat Derek Arber arrested in Athens

Τhe son of murdered British expat, Derek Arber, was arrested the moment he returned to Greece on Tuesday night. The man had reportedly fled to Spain, after the murder of his father, a hotelier on the island of Antiparos, last month. The body of 65-year-old Derek Arber was found in …

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