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One Greek, two young Britons arrested for selling ‘laughing gas’ in Malia, Crete

Police in Malia and Chersonissos on the island of Crete arrested one Greek and two young British nationals for illegally trading laughing gas. The 62-year-old Greek is owner of a cafe-bar who next to coffee and drinks was offering also bulbs with laughing gas to customers keen to spend a …

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Greek Police arrests two men for illegal harvesting of herbs on the mountains

Greek police say they have arrested two Albanian men in a border region for allegedly illegally harvesting herbs growing wild on the mountainside. A police statement Tuesday said the men aged 20 and 22 had gathered 16 kilos of ironwort, (Sideritis or mountain tea), a herb used for a traditional …

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Turkish security arrests two families attempting to flee to Greece

Turkish border guards handcuffed two Turkish nationals to allegedly attempted to flee to Greece together with their families. The group was detained near the Evros River, the natural border between Greece and Turkey in the north. Citing security source,s Turkish media, note that the two men of the families were …

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24 arrests: POS devices legal around the world are illegal in Greece

In a joint operation the General Secretariat of Public Revenues, the Financial Department of Greek police and the Bank of Greece cracked down a network of suppliers of secure payment terminals (POS), offshore companies and businessmen who were using POS devices illegally thus bypassing capital controls and committing tax evasion. …

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Greek police arrests urban guerilla suspect and alleged bank robber

Greek police arrested two fugitives – one a suspected urban guerrilla who violated his parole and another wanted for bank robberies – authorities announced on Friday. Costas Sakkas,32, and Marios Seisidis. 35, were caught when they tried to escape a police control near the town of Sparta, Peloponnese, on Thursday. Police …

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Greek police arrests 18 people involved in Forex Market fraud, having scammed at least $35 million

A well-organized fraud, a criminal organization that had spread its operation into several countries. The profit at least 35 million USD and 3 million euro over a period of ten years. Among the victims is a well-known Greek businessman. After a police investigation that lasted more than 6 months, Greeks …

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Dutch policemen arrest migrants on the streets of Lesvos, put them in vans without signs

OK, we got this! It is now confirmed and in pictures: Frontex policemen are “authorized” to make arrests, while they are deployed in Greece. Are they really? Freelance journalist Panagiotis Gavrilis shot some pictures on the island of Lesvos as Dutch policemen control refugees/migrants – it is not clear – …

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UPD2 Three heavily armed Britons arrested near Greek-Turkish Border

Three men, holders of British passports, were arrested in the town of Alexandroupolis near the Greek-Turkish border on Saturday. All three suspects were reportedly heavily armed and two trailers they were driving were transporting dozens of weapons and thousands of bullets. Bullets & firearms hidden in the two trailers – …

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Police ends occupation of Athens University: no tear gas, no tears

In a short and painless operation that started short after 6 o’ clock in the morning, Greek police ended the occupation of the administrative headquarters of the Athens University after 19 days. Fourteen people have been arrested. They will face misdemeanor charges for “disturbing public peace” as they did not …

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UPD: Greece offers reward of €4million for the arrest of at least 3 fugitive terrorists

UPDATE: With a joint ministerial decision issued on Wednesday afternoon, the Minister for Public Order, Nikos Dendias, and deputy Finance Minister, Christos Staikouras offer reward of four million euro in total for the arrest of fugitives Christodoulos Xiros, Nikos Maziotis, Panagiota Roupa as well as of the unidentified assailants of …

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Greek “untouchables” …touched: a scandal per day keeps the crisis away?

Hardy has the button “publish” been pressed and a new financial scandal breaks out. Slowly but surely we have lost control over the counting” how many prominent and less prominent Greeks have been arrested, how many of them are free on bail, how many of them are remanded custody, how …

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7 arrest warrants against bank executives & businessmen over Greek Postbank bad loans

Three people were arrested and police are seeking another four after the anti-corruption prosecutor issued at least 7 arrest warrants over suspected loans from Hellenic Postbank. The loans worth 400-500 million euro were given in the period between 2006 and 2011. Former CEO and bank staff, several Greek and Cypriot …

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Golden Dawn Intelligence Report: ‘lawbreakers’ became ‘lawmakers’

“Blackmail, protection for night entertainment establishments, illegal carrying of weapons, even women trafficking for the purpose of prostitution”: a thick file containing information about the illegal activities of detained Golden Dawn MP Giorgos Lagos has been allegedly compiled by Greek National Intelligence Service (EYP) and thus before the ‘lawmaker’ was …

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Golden Dawn arrests: “Violence is the message” (rundup)

Six Golden Dawn MPs including leader Nikos Michaloliakos and another 16 organization members are been held in Greek Police headquarters in Athens. Their detention started in the early morning hours of Saturday and temporarily concluded on Sunday afternoon, when MP Christos Pappas surrender to police. According to prosecutor, Pappas is second-in-command of …

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