Information on the possible involvement of a former police chief in the so-called “gypsy mafia” has been forwarded to the prosecutor’s office by the Hellenic Police Internal Affairs Directorate.
The information comes in the form of recorded conversations in which members of the criminal gang consult with police officers in order to settle judicial issues of members that had been arrested in the past. After the arrest of the members of the gang, police found 30 luxury cars, 650,000 euros in cash and millions of euros worth of jewelry. Among the victims of the racket was popular Greek singer Anna Vissi.
Among the policemen who are allegedly involved in the “gypsy mafia” criminal acts there is one former high police official who had been accused in the past for links with a dismantled human trafficking ring.
A police source with knowledge of the course of the investigations said that there are no direct talks between gang members with the former police officer, but with a person who acted as an intermediate. It is noted that the high ranking police officer who is allegedly involved had been the victim of burglary by members of the gang, who had stolen money, jewelry and his service handgun.
From the same recorded documents there is evidence that three additional police officers and a lawyer were collaborating with the gang. The incriminating evidence will be evaluated by the Internal Affairs Directorate.
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