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Shipowner Alexandros Agoudimos arrested for debts to the state

Greek police arrested well-known shipowner Alexandros Agoudimos on Thursday night for debts to the state, media report. The ship-owner was driving on an avenue in Piraeus, when members of the motorcycled DIAS teams stopped him for what it seemed a routine control. Policemen found out that he was convicted for …

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Two policemen arrested for being involved in migrants’ trafficking ring

Two police officers were arrested for being involved in migrants’ trafficking helping migrant to cross from Turkey into Greece via the Evros river. It is the second case in a week where policemen are accused of such illegal actions. The two officers were arrested in Soulfi, North East Greece on …

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Greek Police arrests policeman beaten by Pakistani migrants in Nikaia

The police officer who was found to have been beaten by Pakistani nationals in Nikaia was arrested by Greek Police on Friday. The 34-year-old policeman faces charges for robbery in complicity, while police is seeking for two of his accomplices, Greek Police said in a statement. Από τη Διεύθυνση Εσωτερικών …

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Turkish nationals arrested for illegally entering military zone in Ervos

Four Turkish nationals have been arrested and taken to prosecutor for illegally entering a forbidden military zone in the area of Evros in Northern Greece. According to their own information, two of them are journalists and two Turkish nationals who are legally in Greece as residents in Thessaloniki. The four …

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Artemis Sorras, the man to buy the Greek debt with $600billion, arrested in Athens

Greek police arrested fugitive Artemis Sorras in a house in Alimos suburb of South Athens on Saturday. The self-proclaimed “billionaire” had grown a beard and long hair and at times he was going around pretending to be a priest, some media report. The arrest followed a tip off, police sources …

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UPD Foreign national, 46, arrested for wildfire in Ilia on Sunday

A 46-year-old foreign national was arrested by police in Pyrgos, following charges by the Fire Service that he accidentally caused a fire in the Frixa area in Andritsena-Krestena, in Ilia Predecture in South-West Peloponnese. The man will be led before a prosecutor on Tuesday morning, athensnewsagency reported. The nationality of …

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Granny arrested for throwing fire works at neighbor’s house

Police arrested a 73-year-old granny after she threw a fire work in the wrong direction. The woman threw a fire work not in the air but into the house of one neighbor thus setting a fire. Police was quick and arrested the woman a little later. She was arrested at …

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Police arrests antiquity smugglers, seizes precious statue they wanted to sell for €500K

Greek Police seized a statue believed to date to the Hellenistic era after breaking an antiquity smuggling ring in Sparti, in the southern Peloponnese. The marble statue without head is believed to represent ancient Greek goddess of Health (Ygeia). The statue is 55 cm high. The antiquity smugglers wanted to …

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Ten minors arrested after clashes erupt in high school soccer championship in Thessaloniki

Seventeen high school students were brought to the Prosecutors’ office in Thessaloniki on Thursday, a day after a school championship match in Triandria turned into a battle field. The arrested are aged 16-19 with ten of them to be minors. According to local media, a group of non-students stormed in …

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Greece’s anti-terror police detains 6 members of far-right group

Greece’s anti-terrorism police has launched a big operation in Athens and in one city in the province.  The operation started in the early morning hours of Tuesday and is on developing. Six people have been detained so far, they are reportedly members of a far-right organization. According to media information, …

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Greek soldiers arrested in Turkey “expected back soon,” says gov’t spokesman

The two Greek soldiers will stand trial for illegal entry in Turkey, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told a press briefing on Friday. He said that that Greek Chief of General Staff,  Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, has been in touch with his Turkey counterpart, Hulusi Akar, and expects the trial to be …

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Two Greek soldiers arrested by Turkish Army in the area of Evros river

Two Greek soldiers were arrested by units of Turkish army near the natural border of the two countries, the Evros river. The two Greeks, a lieutenant and a soldier commissioned for 5-years, were on patrol in Kastanies on Thursday (March 1st) morning. The Greek Ministry of Defense said in a …

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Journalist Vaxevanis arrested after ex PM Samaras filed lawsuit for defamation

Journalist and publisher of Documento newspaper  and Hot Doc magazine, Kostas Vaxevanis, was arrested on Monday after former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras filed a lawsuit against him for defamation. Vaxevanis was arrested the moment he was leaving the appeals court in Athens where judges acquitted him on the charges brought …

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Greece’s authorities bring terrorism charges against 9 Turks

Greek authorities brought terrorism charges against nine suspects, Turkish nationals of Kurdish origin. They were arrested in raids operation in three houses on Tuesday, just a week before the official visit of  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Athens. An Athens prosecutor also charged the eight men and one woman …

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Germans, French among the 16 arrested during riots in Athens

Sixteen rioters arrested on Friday night in Exarchia district of  Athens are to be brought to the prosecutor on Saturday. According to a statement by Greek Police the nationalities of the arrested are: Nine Greeks aged 18-32 Two French, 22 and 26 years old Two German 30 and 37 One …

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Greek police arrests Syrian refugee over suspected ISIS links

Greek police arrested a 32-year-old Syrian refugee in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis over suspected links with terrorist group ISIS, police said Friday. The man was arrested a day earlier after his wife filed a complaint over domestic abuse. She also told authorities that her husband was an ISIS …

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Local high school teacher arrested for fossil footprints theft in Crete

A local high school teacher has been arrested for the theft of fossil footprints in Kasteli, Chania, on the island of Crete. A part of the stolen human-like footprints were found in the home of the 55-year-old who is a resident of Kissamos. Security cameras had recorded the thief when …

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Belgian woman arrested on ferry to Greece over membership in terror group

A 22-year-old woman with Belgian citizenship was arrested on suspicion of membership in a terror group. The woman was arrested late Friday night while on a passenger ferry sailing from Italy to Greece, en route Bari-Corfu-Igoumenitsa. The arrest followed a Europol warrant on charges of extremism. The Greek Coast Guard …

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