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Crete: Drunken priest punches police officer, bites another

A drunk priest on the island of Crete punched one police officer and bit another after he was stopped for driving down a local road the wrong way. The priest was found on Sunday night to drive a lane in Herakleio’s main avenue the opposite way. He was driving under …

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Two police among eleven arrested members of a drug ring

Two police officers are among eleven people arrested on suspicion of a drug dealing ring supplying with cocaine and cannabis several cities across Greece. Next to the police officers arrested were also six more Greeks and three Albanian nationals. The ring leader is believed to be also Albanian and is …

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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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Additional 800 police officers on patrol to protect citizens from crime

More than 800 police officers will be withdrawn from the service of VIP persons and buildings and be deployed to Patrol Service on the streets, Minister for Citizens Protection, Nikos Toskas, announced on Thursday. The measure comes amid increasing crime in Athens and broader Attica and sharp criticisms by opposition …

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Police officers to replace private security guards at Athens Metro and urban train ISAP stations

Police officers will replace private security guards at the stations of  metro and urban train ISAP in Greece’s capital Athens. According to an agreement signed between the Transportation Ministry and Greek Police,  ELAS will supply 200 police officers whose sole task will be the protection of commuters and public property. …

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(Upd) Protesting Police Officers Divide “Indignant” Greeks at Syntagma Sq (video)

 The arrival of protesting police officers at Syntagma Square divided the “Indignant” Greeks as policemen not so seldom clash with protesters, making often extensive use of tear gas and use of violence. Protesters  in ‘lower’ Square rejected the protesting policemen, while those in ‘upper’ square welcomed them. “Lower” square protesters have been camping there for 29th …

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