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Greek Police Chief Leads Fugitive Hunt

assets_LARGE_t_420_54221336_type12128Hellenic Police Chief, Lieutenant General Nikos Papagiannopoulos, rushed to Epirus on July 8 to see up close the course of the operation to locate the two dangerous Albanian escapees from the Trikala Prison, and put together a new plan based on recent leads and new priorities.
The fact that the two criminals are still at large despite the big mobilization of police forces in the region of Epirus –  supported by auxiliary forces – has created stress and disappointment,  since everybody knows that as days go by it has become more likely that the fugitives have escaped to Albania.
The chief’s order was to continue the effort and expand investigations, taking the afternoon of July 7 as a zero-point, when the motorbike of the two escapees was found in Frosini, Souli in Thesprotia. The ambushes and patrols all around Epirus are the last chance for the police to arrest the two Albanians.
The Hellenic Police Chief arrived in Thesprotia by helicopter from Athens and flew above the areas where the investigations are in progress. Afterwards he went to Igoumenitsa, the capital of the regional unit of Thesprotia, where he held a meeting with Inspector Lt. Dimitris Tsakanakis, General Police Director of Epirus Kostas Trompoukis and heads of police for Thesprotia and Ioannina.

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