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Three arrested over shooting at public bus in West Attica

Police have arrested three suspects for the firing at a public bus with an airgun in Aspropyrgos, western Attica, on Sunday. Bus 866 Aspropyrgos-Agia Marina station was on the move on Sunday evening, when it was reportedly struck by bullets from a car with three men on it. One of …

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Two arrested in connection with fire in Amanzoe hotel in Kranidi

Two men were arrested in connection with the wildfire in Kranidi that damaged also the luxury hotel Amanzoe, police announced on Tuesdays. Τhe two suspects, a Greek and an Albanian, were carrying out electrical work at a construction site nearby. A short circuit during the work caused the fire, local …

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Thessaloniki: 12. suspect in the murder of 19-year-old man by hooligans surrenders to police

A 21-year-old suspect turned himself to the authorities on Monday morning. He is 12th young man to be arrested in the murder case of 19-year-old Alkis Kambanos by football hooligans in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on February 1. The suspect, who has previously been identified by other suspects as “Dinos,” is …

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Bogus Rapid tests: Pharmacist, police & army officers arrested in N Greece

A pharmacist, two police officers and eight members of the Armed forces are among those sixteen people arrested in Orestiada, north-eastern Greece, for bogus certificates of negative Rapid Tests essential for going to work and social activities. According to media reports, the pharmacist was supplying customers with fake certificates showing …

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25 detentions after anti-vaccines protest in Athens turns violent

Greek police detained 25 people on Saturday evening after a protest rally against Covid-measures and mandatory vaccinations turned violent. Among the detained is one police officer. For four protesters detention turned to arrest. Some 2,500 protested gathered at Syntagma Square opposite the Parliament in downtown Athens on Saturday afternoon. About …

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Arrests for fake “negative Covid-15 tests” for patient attendants in hospitals

A foreign national was arrested by Greek police for supplying patient attendants in hospitals with fake certificates of negative Covid-19 molecular tests and rapid tests. The 31-year-old woman was selling the certificates for 10 euros, when a PCR test costs 60 and a rapid test 30 when carried out in …

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Operation SECRETO: Greek-led criminal network stole $12 million from US-based banks

A Greek-led criminal network that used shell companies to steal over $12million from 50 US-based banks has been dismantled following a cross-border operation led by the Spanish National Police, the Europol and the US Secret Service. Operation SECRETO resulted in the arrest of 105 suspects and the freezing of 87 …

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Minister apologizes for the arrest of 9 women activists

Minister for Citizen Protection Michalis Chrysochoidis apologized on Friday for the arrest of nine women who staged a small peaceful rally at Syntagma Square in downtown Athens to mark the International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25. All women were wearing masks and kept social …

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Court rules 38 Golden Dawn convicts, incl leaders, ex MPs, straight to jail

The whole leadership of the neo-nazi Golden Dawn will go straight to jail, the Appeals Court in Athens ruled on Thursday. In  its historic decision, the Court moved in total opposite direction of the prosecutor’s recommendations for suspended sentences and decided that 38 out of 50 GD convicts will not …

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6 remanded in custody for Moria blaze, 3 arrested for Samos reception center fire

Six Afghan nationals were remanded in custody by order of a prosecutor on the island of Lesvos on Monday. They were arrested last week on charges of arson and participation in a criminal group, for the fire that destroyed the Moria refugee camp earlier in September.  Four of the six …

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Greek Police arrests police special guard for robbery

Greek police arrested a police special guard and his accomplice for a robbery against a car dealer. The 22-year-old police officer was recent hired for the corps of the Special Guards. The police officer had his 40-year-old accomplice had targeted a 37-year-old car dealer in the south suburbs of Athens …

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Bar owners arrested and fined on Greek islands for operating after midnight

Six business owners were arrested on the Ionian islands and fines worth several thousands euros were imposed because they operated their bars and restaurants beyond the midnight curfew. Among those arrested on Saturday, were two facility owners on the island of Corfu and one on Paxos. Each one was fined …

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Pseudo-doctor arrested as responsible for the death of 3 people, incl. 2 minors

Greek police arrested a man, a pseudo-doctor, as responsible for the death of three cancer patients. Among his victims were two children, aged 14 and 16, and a 76-year-old man. The man would falsely identify himself as a doctor, convince his victims or their relatives to interrupt the therapies. He …

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