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Police Arrest Regulatory Official on Suspicion of Bribery‎

An employee at Greece΄s stock market regulator was arrested and charged with bribery and extortion, police said on Tuesday. The staffer, 42, worked at the regulator΄s Thessaloniki branch and allegedly sought bribes of 1,500 euros from the head of a...

Robberies, Thefts Rise in 2011 as Recession Continues

Thefts and robberies in Greece increased by an average of 10 percent in 2011, the country’s fifth year of recession. The highest percentage of recorded offenses involved small amounts of money or property which police referred to as crimes of...

Arrests Antiquities Smuggling Ring

<img class="alignleft wp-image-41478" title="" src="https://greekreporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ancient-coins.jpeg" alt="" width="147" height="125">Greek police investigating antiquities smuggling have arrested 35 people and recovered thousands of ancient coins and other artifacts. One of the suspects was found with more than 4,000 coins in his possession. Metal...

Greek Police and Illegal Immigrant Smugglers Open Fire on Greek-Turkish Border

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say a shootout between smugglers of illegal immigrants and Greek authorities on the Greek-Turkish border has left two of the smugglers wounded. Police said Friday that a patrol of Greek police and border guards...

18-Year-Old Claims Innocence in 'Anonymous' Hacking Case

While the Greek police are accusing three high school students of launching a cyber-attack against the Ministry of Defense, an 18-year-old suspect detained claims to have nothing to do with the Anonymous hacking group or the website attack. “I have...

Libyan Embassy in Athens Hands Over Αrsenal to Greek Police

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say Libyan embassy officials in Athens have handed over a large weapons and explosives cache, following instructions from the Libyan government. A police statement says the cache included 30 handguns, two submachineguns, 15 kilograms...

Three Members of "Anonymous" Arrested By Greek Police

Athens, Greece (AP) - Greek police say they have arrested an Athens schoolboy and identified two more suspected of a computer hacking attack on the Justice Ministry website this month. A police statement says the three claim to be part...

Police Publish Names, Photos of Five Alleged Rioters

Greek police have published the names and photos of five men allegedly involved in rioting in Athens on Feb. 12, the first time they have identified people involved in violence at public protests. The men, aged 18 to 39, include...

Police Fire Teargas at Protesters in Athens

Greek riot police have fired tear gas at hundreds of anti–austerity protesters who tried to break a cordon outside Parliament. No arrests or injuries were reported after Tuesday's clashes, during a demonstration by Greece's two biggest labor unions against new...

Police Arrest Village Priest, Church Elder, Over Chancel Treasure Big

Police in northern Greece have arrested a village priest and a church elder for allegedly digging for treasure around the altar in the church. A police statement on Friday says villagers complained of loud drilling noises late yesterday from the...