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43kg of Cocaine Found in Truck; Four Persons Arrested

The Greek Coast Guard arrested four persons in Aspropyrgos, northern Attica, alleged to be involved in a drug dealing ring on Wednesday. The operation was launched when Patras coast guard officers located approximately 43 kilos of cocaine hidden in a...

29 Migrants and Refugees Rescued; Two Traffickers Arrested

Coast Guard spotted early Saturday a dinghy with migrants and refugees off the coasts of the island of Oinousses the dinghy apparently was directed by two traffickers. A pursuit followed and the two traffickers managed to reach the coast where...

More Than 1,000 Remains of Refugees, Migrants Not Claimed or Identified in Greece

More than 1,000 remains of refugees and migrants that arrived in Greece over the past 20 years have not been identified, according to data presented by Greek police, the coast guard and the International Committee of the Red Cross...

48 Migrants Rescued from Distressed Vessel Near Greek Island Zakynthos

On Monday, forty-eight migrants including 16 children were located by the Greek coast guard aboard a sailboat in the sea area between Kefalonia and Zakynthos, after transmitting a distress signal though Olympia radio. Following the distress call and confirmed location, a freight vessel...

Greek Coast Guard Rescues Distressed Migrant Boat off Shores of Samos; 49 Migrants On Board

Greece's coast guard embarked on a search and rescue operation of a distressed migrant boat off the shores of the Greek island of Samos Tuesday morning, the AP reports. The operation commenced following a distress call from a migrant on the boat to...

Speedboat in Western Greece Found with Nearly a Ton of Marijuana Onboard

Following a tip-off to the Greek Coast Guard a speedboat in western Greece was seized with almost a ton of marijuana onboard on Monday, according to Greek authorities. The coast guard found 920 kilograms of marijuana on the 10-meter inflatable...

Migrants Rescued from Fire at Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki

Authorities in Thessaloniki are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Saturday at a migrant reception center near the Thessaloniki Port Authority. Twelve firefighters along with members of the Greek Coast Guard joined forces to rescue some dozens...

70 Migrants Rescued off Southwest Tip of Peloponnese, While 185 Migrants Arrive in Lesvos in Past 24 Hours

On Friday morning the Greek coast guard picked up a boat carrying some 70 migrants near the southwest of the Peloponnese region of Greece, the AP reports. The boat ran ashore the uninhabited isle of Sapientza at the southwestern tip of...

Distress Signal from Vessel in South Mediterranean, Greek Coast Guard Launches Rescue Operation

According to the Greek Shipping Ministry, the Greek Coast Guard has launched a rescue operation for a vessel with about 200 migrants on board which sent a distress signal off the island of Crete. They reported that the Greek Coast Patrol...

Arrivals of Unaccompanied Refugee Children Rising, Greek Coast Guard Staff Report

The number of unaccompanied refugee children arriving in Greece from the shores of Turkey spiked in the first quarter of 2016, according to figures presented on Tuesday by the head of the Hellenic Coast Guard's personnel union federation (POEPLS)...