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Dozens of hooligans arrested over death of police officer

Dozens of hooligans. among them at least one minor, were arrested in a big police operation during the early hours of Monday. The arrests are part of an effort to crack down on sports violence, prompted by the fatal injury of 31-year-old police officer Giorgos Lyggeridis during football fan riots …

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Three suspects for “Greek Mafia” murders arrested

Greek Police arrested three persons on Wednesday as suspects for the assassinations of alleged members of the criminal organization known as the “Greek Mafia”. The suspects were led to public prosecutor on Thursday. Two of the suspects, men aged 29 and 39, were arrested in the afternoon, while the third …

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Police dismantles pimping ring exploiting underage schoolgirls

Police arrested three people in different parts of Athens on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a child prostitution ring. A 31-year-old woman and two men, aged 33 and 55, are suspected of pimping out children under the age of 15 and recording child sex abuse material, among other offenses. …

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Two Turks arrested for mafia-style shooting in East Attica

Two Turkish men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the fatal gangland shooting of six other Turks in Greece last month, Greek authorities said Wednesday. Police said the six men killed in a Sept. 11 car ambush outside Athens were believed to have been members of an international crime group …

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Men arrested for arson at Mt Parnitha foothills, Halkida

Α 45-year-old man who was brought in early Thursday afternoon on suspicion of arson in the Avlona area at the foothills of Mount Parnitha was arrested. According to information, the former lawyer is a resident of Avlona. He is allegedly facing psychological problems. Evidence and testimonies have emerged against him …

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594 fires broke out in Greece in 10 days, dozens of arrests

A total of 594 fires broke out in Greece in 10 days, under heatwave conditions and with high-velocity winds, Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Wednesday. Of the 594 fires, 571 were put out before they spread. Five of them spread extensively to Dervenochoria, Corfu, Rhodes, …

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Shipwreck: Nine Egyptians arrested as suspects of trafficking gang

Nine Egyptian men arrested as the suspected traffickers of the migrants on board the sunken fishing boat off Pylos were led before a public prosecutor in Kalamat late on Thursday and charged. They were given until Monday to prepare their testimony. The nine men are accused for forming a criminal …

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8 more men arrested in Colonos rape and pimping case of a minor

Greek Police arrested another eight men over the last two days involved in the rape of the 12-year-old girl in Colonos that was pimped by a neighbor. Seven men, 2 Greeks and 5 foreign nationals aged 20 to 52, were arrested on Thursday and were brought to prosecutor on Friday. …

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Mykonos: More arrests for illegal constructions; US citizen sought by police

Authorities on the island of Mykonos arrested another five people on Wednesday  for illegal construction works that alter the beaches and shores of the island. The arrests reportedly followed a complaint made by a resident in the area of Ornos that the construction was being carried out in front of …

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Giorgos Karaivaz: Two arrests after two years of journalists’ murder

Two years after the murder of journalist Giorgos Karaivaz on 9 April 2021, Greek Police have arrested two people with relations to the crime, Citizen Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos announced on Friday. In a Facebook post, Minister Theodorikakos,  and not the Police as usually in such cases, said that “police …

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Crete police dismantles antiquities smuggler ring; objects worth €1million

Greek police has arrested seven people on the island of Crete for being members of an antiquities theft ring and seized ancient objects of estimated worth over one million euros. Among the objects the gang was planning to sell to an Italian national are seven stone coffins and vases from …

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Contraband cigarettes factory in Halkidiki; 30 arrests

Greek Police has arrested dozens of people at an illegal “factory” of contraband cigarettes located in Lakkoma, Halkidiki. The factory had two full lines for the production, processing and standardization of cigarettes that were filled with tobacco imported from Bulgaria. The factory seems to have been in non-stop operation in …

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