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16-year-old girl in ICU after drugs use; six arrests

Two men were remanded in custody for a drug cocktail they gave to a 16-year-old girl ‘sending’ her to hospital ICU in critical condition. Along with a friend, the 16-year-old victim was found at the house of a 17-year-old friend in Vyronas suburb of Athens last week. There she was …

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Greece finally to tackle drug shortages with new measures

As drug shortages continue to exist in the Greek market, the health ministry and the National Organization for Medicines (EOF) finally decided to take measures to tackle the problem. The four measures covering the entire supply chain are thought to address the shortages and defend the protection of Public Health …

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Doctor, nurse arrested for prescribing Diabetes drugs for Weight loss

A 58-year-old pathologist specializing in the treatment of diabetes and a 48-year-old nurse at a public health center in Agrinio city in western Greece have been arrested for prescription medication fraud estimated to have cost the state more than 120,000 euros. Among the many charges against them is that of …

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Underground banker for drugs money arrested in Greece

Greek police and the Europol announced the arrest of a 52-year-old businessman man in Glyfada, suburb of south Athens. He is suspect for notorious money laundering for an international drug trafficking gang. A European arrest warrant was pending against the man who is of Albanian origin, has a Greek name …

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Police officers among 67 people involved in mafia “Greek style”

The case of one of the largest criminal organizations was solved by the Extortion Prosecution Department of Attica Security, after an investigation that lasted about two years. Victims of the mafia-gang are 87, while the turnover from the gang’s illegal activities is estimated to be hundreds of thousands of euros. …

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More than 600 people treated for alcohol, drugs in Patras Carnival

Over 600 people had to receive medical treatment in the western port city Patras over the three-day Carnival weekend as a result of excessive alcohol consumption, use of substances, minor injuries, respiratory problems and panic attacks, regional health authorities reported on Tuesday. More than 300 incidents were recorded on Sunday …

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The Drag with Greece’s Drugs: Over 400 essential medicines unavailable

The Pharmaceutical Association of Attica complained that there is a serious shortage of drugs as more than 400 essential medicines are not available. Pharmacists and patients are racing to secure some drugs, the FSA said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the FSA, the shortages concern irreplaceable drugs such …

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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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