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Greek Police Dismantles Contraband Cigarette Ring

Greek police dismantled a huge contraband cigarette ring with 22 operating premises and confiscated tons of tobacco products in Attica. After months of investigating the criminal organization, police raided various points across Attica on Thursday and found two factories manufacturing...

Greece Pulls Plug on Rally for Anniversary of Polytechnic Uprising

On Friday, Michalis Chrisochoidis, the country's Minister of Citizen Protection, announced that the annual rally commemorating the Polytechnic Uprising on November 17, 1973 would not occur this year. The yearly demonstration marks the day that Greece's right-wing military Junta sent...

Greek Police Attacks Crowd Outside Golden Dawn Trial

Questions about the tactics used by Greek police arose on Wednesday evening after a video showing Greek police breaking up the crowd of demonstrators outside the courthouse where the monumental Golden Dawn trial took place earlier in the day. https://twitter.com/Jaquoutopie/status/1313769814628982786 From...

Massive Police Operation in Central Athens Results in Arrest of 129

More than one hundred and twenty-nine individuals have been taken in for questioning since a major police operation got underway in the area of Omonoia Square in central Athens on Friday. The operation was conducted just one day after an...

Greek Police Dismantles International Drug Ring, 1.18 Tons of Cocaine Seized

Greek police have dismantled an international drug trafficking ring after confiscating 1.18 tons of cocaine in Astakos in the prefecture of Aitoloakarnania, after a long joint operation among several law enforcement agencies . The traffickers are believed to have systematically...

Greek Police Accused of Brutality in Operation to Clear Squats (video)

Greek police were accused of using excessive and even illegal force against citizens during their operation on Wednesday morning to clear three anarchist-occupied squats in central Athens. A family living next door to a squat in the district of Koukaki...

Europol and Greek Police Dismantle Massive Baby-Selling Network in Thessaloniki

According to an announcement made on Thursday, Greece's national police and the EU's law enforcement agency Europol dismantled a 66-member organized crime group believed to be involved in trafficking human beings, illegal adoption and money laundering on Monday. The network, which...

New Greek Government to Deploy More Police on the Streets

One of the priorities of the new Greek government is to establish a feeling of security for citizens, who see crime rates rising rapidly and feel helpless in front of criminals. New Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced that the Citizen...

Greek Police Create Special Domestic Violence Department

The Greek Police (ELAS) will be creating a new department to deal with domestic violence issues, according to a recent announcement. The members of the new department will be tasked with the prevention of violence inside the family. They will receive...

Faulty Radio Communication Poses a Threat to Public Security, Police Officials Claim

Greek Police officials, speaking with Kathimerini newspaper on Friday claimed that sensitive Police Units face severe communication problems as the radio devices they use are faulty. Special units of the Greek Police that guard sensitive spots in the Greek capital,...