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Greece Detains Eight Suspects in Connection With Terrorist Group

Counter-terrorism officers in Greece on Tuesday detained eight suspects in connection with a terrorist group that has claimed responsibility for three bomb attacks and has leveled threats against judges. According to police, another two individuals who are prison inmates are...

Iconic Traffic Policeman of Greece, “Moustakias,” Dies

A beloved and popular traffic policeman in Athens, Greece, nicknamed "Moustakias," who witnessed the city during some of its worst traffic nightmares in the '80s and '90s, has died, according to a recent social media post. Given the affectionate nickname...

Greek Island of Paros to Implement Digital Parking System

The Greek island of Paros, world-renowned for its idyllic scenery and a popular tourist destination, is subject to one major problem every summer—lack of parking availability. In the summer months, tourists swarm the island and since they either rent...

Greek Port Authority Officers Arrested for Drug Trafficking

In a peculiar case of corruption, two Greek Port Authority officers have been charged with serious offenses involving the illegal removal and distribution of cocaine in a case of corruption and criminal conspiracy. Noteworthy is that one of those...

International Human Trafficking Network Dismantled in Greece

Police in Greece, supported by Europol, dismantled a criminal network involved in human trafficking, mainly of women from Venezuela, for sexual exploitation. Europol, the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, says that the operation involved Spain and the USA (Homeland...

Clashes Erupt in Athens Between Far-right, Leftist Groups

One woman was injured and 13 people were arrested on Wednesday night in clashes between far-right groups and leftist groups in central Athens, following gatherings on the 10th anniversary of the murder of two members of the neo-Nazi party...

Ancient Treasure Found in Man’s Yard in Drama, Greece

In Drama, Greece a 62-year-old man found himself in police custody for his unlawful possession of ancient artifacts. The apprehension followed a police operation conducted by the Department of Cultural Heritage and Antiquities of the Thessaloniki Security Directorate, overseen...

Corfu Island Bars Caught Reselling Unfinished Drinks

Greek authorities have uncovered a concerning practice in some bars on Corfu island, a popular tourist destination. During an operation aimed at identifying tax evasion and the sale of illegal beverages, auditors, led by the Independent Public Revenue Authorities...

Police Arrests Members of a Baby-Trafficking Ring on Crete, Greece

Eight members of a criminal baby-trafficking ring on the Greek island of Crete have been apprehended by the police. Since December 2022, a total of 182 incidents involving the exploitation of women within the domains of egg retrieval and surrogacy...

Counterterrorism Drills Conducted in Thessaloniki and Veria

On Thursday, the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) revealed that a specialist Greek police unit conducted counterterrorism drills in the northern Greek cities of Thessaloniki and Veria. The drills reportedly occurred early in May and were focused on hostage-taking and...