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Police identify officer arrested for trafficking to encourage other victims speak out

Greek Police on Friday identified the 39-year-old police officer held on charges of sexually abusing and exploiting a 19-year-old woman as Dimitris Bougioukos. The Police also released images of the suspect who was arrested in the eastern suburb of Ilioupoli last Sunday. The publication of his details was approved by …

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Police officer arrested for trafficking, holding captive 18-year-old girl

A police officer was arrested late on Saturday for trafficking and holding captive an 18-year-old girl. The case was revealed when the girl managed to escape from his home and sought help in a cafe nearby in Ilioupoli suburb of eastern Athens. The girl had run away from home after …

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Turkey complicit in migrants trafficking, says Cyprus Minister

Cyprus’ interior minister is accusing Turkey and Turkish Cypriots in the occupied north of the island of helping to traffic migrants to the internationally recognized southern part of the ethnically split island nation. Constantinos Petrides told state radio Monday it’s “now certain” that a mass influx of migrants is arriving …

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Greek authorities arrest Bulgarian national for babies trafficking

Authorities in Northern Greece have arrested a Bulgarian citizen for trafficking babies. The 38-year-old man was arrested while he was trying to return to Bulgaria although arrest warrants were issued there as well. According to media, the man would find poor mothers in Bulgaria, offered them a price and bring …

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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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Prominent Syrian refugee Mardini arrested over alleged NGO migrants trafficking

Celebrated Syrian refugee, competitive swimmer and Youth Good Will Ambassador Sara Mardini is among the three arrested by Greek police over alleged migrants trafficking by NGO operating on the island of Lesvos. Sara Mardini and Irish national Sean Binder are two of the three NGO members Greek authorities arrested beginning …

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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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Hot pursuit: Greek Coastguard against drug traffickers speedboat VIDEO

Greece’s coast guard uncovered an international ring that transported large quantities of drugs from Albania to Italy using high-speed boats. A video released by the Hellenic Coastguard shows the hot pursuit against drug traffickers’ speedboat. The coastguard’s drug-fighting unit said on Saturday it had arrested five Albanians and two Greeks …

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