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Germany warns of “possible arrests” during traveling to Turkey

The German government has tightened its travel advice for Turkey, warning of possible arrests, after officials in Ankara denied accreditation to foreign journalists – some from Germany – without offering a reason. It was only last week, when the Turkish Interior Minister, Suleiman Soylu, warned that foreign tourists, journalists, academics …

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Greece-Ecuador-Australia: Joint police operation to dismantle cocaine-trafficking ring

A major police operation in cooperation of Greek, US and Ecuador authorities to dismantle an international cocaine-trafficking ring is underway on Wednesday. Simultaneous arrests are taking place in Greece and Ecuador after authorities in the Latin American country found and confiscated 300 kg cocaine on a yacht. The yachts was …

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Greece arrests 5,633 at airports trying to leave the country with fake ID

Greek authorities say they have arrested 5,633 people, mostly migrants, so far this year for trying to fly out of the country with forged identity papers — with sharp increases in arrests at key airports. Police said the largest number of arrests was at Iraklion airport on Crete, where 1,511 …

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Three foreigners arrested for murder of student in Philopappou Hill

Greek police arrested two nationals of Pakistan and one of Iraq for the murder of 25-year-old Nikos Moustakas at Philopappou Hill next to Acropolis last week. The Pakistanis aged 17 and 28 were arrested at Idomeni border crossing as they were trying to flee Greece for FYROM Thursday noon. The  …

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Police arrests 59 foreigners trying to leave Greece on forged documents from 13 European countries

Greek police has arrested a total of 59 people who tried to leave Greek airports with fake documents. The arrests were made between 9-15 July at the airports of Herakleio and Sitia on the island of Crete. The 59 people, 39 men and 18 women were trying to reach several …

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Police arrests two after attack at Hellenic-American Union in Athens

Greek police has arrested two people for the attack at the building of the Hellenic American Union (HAU) in Kolonaki district of Athens on Tuesday. An 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were arrested on charges of property damage, theft, bodily harm and insubordination. Police detained the two, after a …

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Newborn in Garbage: Police arrests mother and grandmother

Greek police has arrested the 19-year-old mother and the 54-year-old grandmother of the newborn that was found in a garbage bin in Petroupolis suburb of West Athens in February. Autopsy had revealed that the baby boy was born alive but was murdered right after his birth. Cause of death was …

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Greek police arrests 13 Greeks, one Albanian on “terror funding” charges

In a large scale operation, the counter-terror department of the Greek police has arrested 14 people on charges of funding a terror organization and money laundering. The operation was launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday in Attica and in regions outside the Greek capital, although exact locations have …

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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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Libya seizes oil tanker LAMAR suspected of smuggling, arrests Greek crew

Libya’s navy has seized an oil tanker suspected of illegally loading fuel and arrested its Greek crew, a navy spokesman said Thursday. The tanker was intercepted on Wednesday evening off Libya’s western coast, about eight nautical miles from the Abu Kamash oil plant, said spokesman Ayoub Kacem. Abu Kamash is …

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Greek Police arrests Pakistani for stabbing British Expat in Corfu

Greek police has arrested a 36-year-old Pakistani national on Monday for the stabbing of a British expat living on the island of Corfu on Saturday. The perpetrator had stabbed the 51-year-old expat allegedly suspecting he had an affair with his former girl friend. He had beaten the woman before stabbing …

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New ID scanners take visitors from Greek Parliament gate to directly to jail

From the Parliament gate to the prosecutor or a tiny cell at the police station nearby… One man was arrested at the entrance of the Greek Palriament when he gave guards his Identity Card on Monday morning. The new ID scanners installed last week revealed that the man was wanted …

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Greek police cracks down on passport forgery ring, arrests 10

A police operation set up with support from Europol has resulted in the disbandment of an extensive network that supplied more than 1 million euros’ worth of forged passports and other travel documents to migrant smuggling rings, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said on Friday. The first phase of the operation …

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Three young men arrested for racist attack against Pakistanis in Aspropyrgos

Three young men were arrested on Thursday for the attack against two Pakistani nationals on Saturday in Aspropyrgos. Two of the arrestees are 17 years old and one 18. According to police, the three are supporters of the extreme right but no evidence was found officially linking them to far-right …

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Police raid frees kidnapped Cretan businessman Lembidakis

The longest hostage situation in Greece has finally ended with success. Greece’s Police raided a    tow yard and freed Cretan businessman Michalis Lembidakis. He was held chained in an area four kilometers away from the city of Rethymnon on the way to Chania. The kidnappers held the businessman hostage for …

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UPD Tanker pumping fuel from Agia Zoni II seized, two arrests for fuel smuggling

The Port Authorities of Piraeus have seized the tanker “Lassaia” (Lassea) that was pumping fuel from the sunken tanker Agia Zoni II and arrested the captain and the chief engineer on suspicion of illegal fuel trade on Tuesday afternoon. According to a statement issued by the Greek Coast Guard, the …

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17 arrested for wildfires in forest areas across Greece

The Crime Directorate of the Greek Fire Service has arrested at least 17 people for causing wildfires in forest areas across Greece. The last two arsonists were arrests took place on Monday in Ilia, Peloponnese. Two brothers aged 31 and 20 years old, were arrested by the Fire Brigades in …

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