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Campus shooting in Athens: Civilian, police officer injured

One civilian and one police officer were injured in a shooting incident in the campus of Technology University in Zopgrafou suburb of Athens on Tuesday morning. According to preliminary information obtained by state broadcaster ERT, one of the injured is a 30-year-old man of Albanian nationality who has wounds in …

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Ex reality show contestant arrest: €1.5 million in cash and drugs

Greek Police seized a total of 1,513,555 euros in cash and amounts of cocaine, cannabis and other drugs, in the car and in the home of a 34-year-old former reality TV  show contestant who forcibly drove into a courthouse parking lot in Athens  on Saturday morning. 1.2 million mostly in …

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“Far West” in Athens: 3 dead, 2 policemen and 1 criminal injured (videos)

Three suspects were killed, two police officers and one criminal were injured in an incident that unfolded suburbs of western Athens late on Saturday. Scenes from a wild Far West film unfolded in Athens when criminals of rival groups exchanged fire among themselves and with police later on. The incident …

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German far-right extremist arrested on Kos

A German national was arrested on the island of Kos in the early morning hours of Friday.  Against the 30-year-old man there was an international arrest warrant for participating in a far-right extremist organization. German police officers had traveled to Greece to arrest him and th eoperation was carried out …

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Patras Coast Guard seizes cocaine and cannabis worth 1,700,000 euros

The Patras Coast Guard has announced on Wednesday that it has arrested four people after it seized a large stash of illegal drugs worth over 1,700,000 euros two days earlier. The drugs, 24 kilograms of cocaine and 109 kilograms of cannabis, were found hidden in two separate lorries entering Greece. …

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Swedish national arrested for drug trafficking & money laundering

A Swedish national wanted by his country’s authorities for trafficking large quantities of cocaine and money laundering was arrested at Nea Fokea, Chalkidiki. Τhe man was having vacations together with his wife and two children, state broadcaster ERT reported. Against the 38-year-old there was a European arrest warrant. According to …

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COVID-19 briefing: 4 patients off mechanical support; drugs in hospitals, rapid tests

“It is the small victories that will define the battle against the coronavirus,” said spokesman of Greece’s National Health Organization and Professor for Infectious Diseases Sotiris Tsiodras on Friday evening, during the daily briefing on the situation of COVID-19 patients, the confirmed cases and the number of deaths. “Four patients …

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Drone delivers drugs and mobile phones to Trikala prison

Authorities in the prison of Trikala, Central Greece, were set on alert on Saturday evening, after a drone threw parcels with drugs and mobile phones in the courtyard. The ‘drone delivery’ were destined to prison inmates. The unprecedented incident happened around 8 p.m. on Saturday night when a drone was …

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Criminals set up “drugs supermarket” in downtown Athens, 10 arrests

Greek Police has cracked down a drug-traffickers ring that was selling all kinds of drugs in downtown Athens. The criminals had set up their business that was operating on 24/7 basis in an abandoned building near the Economic University of Athens. They were supplying with drugs clients in neighboring areas, …

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Police, Coast Guard crack down traffickers transporting drugs from Albania to Turkey(videos)

Greek Police and Coast Guard have cracked down a criminal ring that was trafficking drugs from Albania to Turkey via Greece. The traffickers were using a cave on a Greek island as storage for their drugs. They would exchange the cannabis for heroin from Turkey and bring it back to …

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Chemotherapy treatment “postponed” in big Athens hospital due to lack of funds

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in Attiko Hospital in Athens were shocked to be informed that their treatment is postponed on indefinite time. The patients were informed by phone on Thursday. Hospital workers president and doctor at Attiko ICU, Mihalis Rizos, told news outlet documentonews.gr, that hospital employees learned form the …

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Two Coast Guard officers injured in ambush in Exarchia, downtown Athens,

What does the Greek Coast Guard do in downtown Athens and thus in Exarchia, a district without sea? This is what many Greeks wondered about after hearing that two Coast Guard officers were injured when they chased drug dealers and their unit was attacked by a group of about 50 …

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Australian escapes death after explosives detonate in his car in Glyfada

A powerful explosion took place on Friday morning in an open parking lot on Vouliagmenis Avenue in Glyfada suburb of South Athens. An Australian citizen under whose car explosives were placed got injured in legs and hands. Four other vehicles parked next to the car were damaged. It was short …

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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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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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Greeks, foreigners arrested for cultivating cannabis worth 4 million euros

Greek police cracked down a criminal gang cultivating cannabis and turned into expensive crystalline hemp in Athens. It is one of the biggest drugs trafficking gangs operating in Greece, its members are form Greece, Vietnam, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. The financial benefits for the gang members estimated to …

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