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Greek Police urges parents to stop use police as boogeyman to frighten their kids

Greek police decided to send a message to Greek parents and urge them to stop present police as the boogeyman in order to scare their children into good behavior and compliance with the rules of the adults world. “Dear parents,” the message uploaded on Twitter starts. “Make clear to your …

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Son of murdered UK expat Derek Arber arrested in Athens

Τhe son of murdered British expat, Derek Arber, was arrested the moment he returned to Greece on Tuesday night. The man had reportedly fled to Spain, after the murder of his father, a hotelier on the island of Antiparos, last month. The body of 65-year-old Derek Arber was found in …

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Police, Justice top Corruption Report 2017 by Greek Police and TI

Greece’s ranking on Transparency International list of corruption has improved in “Corruption Perception Index 2017” when the country ranked on position 59/180 and score 48/100 behind Saudi Arabia and Jordan. In 2016 Greece was holding position 69. According to survey findings, complains about instances of corruption decreased by 8.5% in …

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Police dismantles women-trafficking ring using sham civil partnership agreements

Greek Police announced on Sunday the dismantling of an extensive sex-trafficking ring that used sham civil partnership agreements to get legal residence permits for women from Eastern Europe. They would be smuggled into Greece to work as prostitutes and hostesses. According to amna.gr, following an orchestrated police operation in Athens, …

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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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Greek police cracks down on passport forgery ring, arrests 10

A police operation set up with support from Europol has resulted in the disbandment of an extensive network that supplied more than 1 million euros’ worth of forged passports and other travel documents to migrant smuggling rings, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said on Friday. The first phase of the operation …

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Police sees same group behind PASOK HQ attack as against Mexican & French embassies

Greek police sees the urban guerilla group called “Revolutionary Self-Defense” as  behind the attack at the headquarters of PASOK in downtown Athens on Monday evening. According to athensnewsagency, the suggestion is confirmed by the findings of a ballistic investigation released on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/EkrB6dOtub — Ελληνική Αστυνομία (@hellenicpolice) November 7, 2017 …

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Police cracks down gang pickpocketing tourists on Athens Metro & ISAP

A police crackdown on a gang of pickpockets working in Greek capital has led to 31 arrests so far and the resolving of  764 cases of reported thefts. In an official statement on Monday, Greek Police said that 31 people, mostly of Albanian nationality were arrested, while another 18 suspects …

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Scotland Yard is looking for Madeleine’s secret in Athens

Scotland Yard is looking for the secret of British toddler Madeleine McCann in Athens after a witness contacted the team Grange. A Greek newspaper revealed that a German citizen living in Athens contacted  “Team Grange” claiming he had information about the case as he was in nearby area when 3-year-old …

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Christmas Wishes? Greece’s Police goes …Mannequin Challenge! (video)

Christmas Wishes? Greek police went trendy. And published a Mannequin Challenge video. Policemen in action remain frozen like mannequins while the camera films them. The result is not bad. Video #MannequinChallenge…accepted… Η #hellenicpolice σας εύχεται χρόνια πολλά&καλές γιορτές με ένα εορταστικό βίντεο! https://t.co/IpQxQBymmh pic.twitter.com/ASMYB9ZMdu — Ελληνική Αστυνομία (@hellenicpolice) December 21, …

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Alleged accomplice of urban guerrilla leader arrested in anti-terror operation

Giorgos Petrakakos, an alleged accomplice of self-processed leader of guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle Nikos Maziotis, was arrested by officers of Greece’s counter-terrorist squad in Volos, central Greece, on Thursday. A second suspect was also detained in the operation which reportedly took place in the city center. Authorities have also linked …

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Greek policeman with “street view camera” on helmet, even though no legal framework for this

The crowd was very much surprised to see a motorcycled policeman with a recording camera on his helmet. Together with his colleague, the policeman from the DELTA unit was among protesters outside the Athens University on Thursday. What’s the problem? The problem is that there is a special committee still …

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Greek Police releases footage showing “parkour anarchists on rooftops” (video)”

Greek Police released a video footage shot by a thermographic camera from a police helicopter on Saturday night. The impressive footage shows the figures of several protesters on the rooftops of apartment buildings in Exarchia district of Athens, the center of riots and clashes on December 6th 2014. The figures …

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Police arrests man who opened fire with AK47 at Piraeus bar

In an operation apparently resembling CIS-tactics, Greek police caught the “killer” who opened fire with a Kalashnikov AK47 at a bar in Piraeus last in the early morning hours of Sunday. According to news websites and portals, strong police forces surrounded the apartment where the man of Albanian origin was …

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