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Greek police arrest foreign national, a fraudster, with German warrant

Greek authorities arrested a  37-year-old foreign national with an outstanding European arrest warrant issued by German authorities. The arrest took place at the airport of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on Wednesday. The man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for e-mail and telephone fraud amounting to roughly 1.5 million euros. …

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Gov’t to recruit another 600 special guards for campus police

Greece’s Citizen’s Protection Ministry will hire another 600 special guards for enhance police forces in the university campuses, it was announced on Thursday. The 600 will be added to the 400 who have completed their training last month and were scheduled to assume their duties in early June. However, the …

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300 kg cocaine seized, four British nationals arrested in Thessaloniki VID

A huge blow to a cocaine trafficking ring in Thessaloniki ended with the arrest of four British nationals, who have been living in Greece for about one year.  Police seized 300 kilos of cocaine shipped to Greece’s second largest port in a freight of bananas. The seizure of cocaine had …

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Greek Ombudsman: 308 cases of abuse by police registered in 2021

A total of 308 reported incidents of abusive targeting of young people and other vulnerable groups by officers of the law due to their national, ethnic or racial origin are noted in the Greek Ombudsman’s 2021 report that was released on Thursday. The independent authority, which also operates as the …

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University police to assume duties in early June, says Minister

400 special guards complete their training tomorrow, Tuesday, and after a few days off they will start patrols in two big university campuses, Minister for Citizen Protection, Takis Theodorikakos, said on Monday. He added the university police will assume their duties in early June. Theodoriakos said further that the first …

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Makeshift bomb explodes outside the home of high-ranking police officer

Greek law enforcement authorities were on alert on Tuesday after a makeshift explosive device went off outside the home of a high-ranking officer of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri. The rudimentary bomb comprised four cooking gas canisters taped together and set off by some …

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Covid-free GR Wallet app allows also uploading of the ID card

Greek citizens now have the option to save in the Covid-free GR Wallet application, in addition to the vaccination, disease or diagnostic certificates, their identity card. According to a joint press release of the Ministries of Digital Governance and Citizen Protection, as of Tuesday, December 28, the new version of …

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Greek police arrests foreign national on suspicion of links with the ISIS

Police officers of the counter-terror division in Athens have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of having links to the ISIS terrorist organization, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) announced. The suspect, identified only as an Iraqi national, had been previously arrested on December 7, 2021 on migrant smuggling charges and was …

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“Juvenile delinquency has reached alarming levels,” says Greece’s police

“It’s a matter of luck that we are not mourning for a child,” secretary general of special guards of Greek Police, Stratos Mavroidakos, stressed on Tuesday, when he spoke of juvenile delinquency that has reached in Greece “alarming levels” as he said. Victims of juvenile delinquents are mostly children of …

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6,000 Police officers, draconian security measures for Student’s Uprising anniversary Nov 17

Some 6,000 police officers on the ground, helicopters and drones in the air, will be deployed in Athens at the anniversary of the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprising on November 17. The operational police plan includes, among other, the guarding of universities, government buildings and embassies. At the same time, there …

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Hermes milestone, ancient pottery seized in police operation in Ilia

The intact marble column with Hermes ancient Greek pottery objects and silver coins were among the priceless artifacts seized in Ilia, Peloponnese, during a police operation on Friday. The marble column depicting Hermes is 71 centimeter tall and has male genitals on it. In the antique, Hermes was the  god …

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