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Greek Police Sets Checkpoints at Ports, Highways to Halt Easter Exodus

Greek police and coast guard are making strict checks in ports and national highways to thwart residents of metropolitan areas from travelling to the provinces for Easter. As the death toll in Greece has reached 89 - after a 67-year-old...

Greek Police, Coast Guard in Disagreement after Drug Raid in Exarchia Left 2 Men Injured

Hellenic Police and the Hellenic Coast Guard are in disagreement over operational procedures after two men of the latter were injured following a drug raid in Exarchia on Thursday night. Eight men of the coast guard accompanied by a prosecutor...

Greece Blamed in Deaths of Four Albanians

Albania's foreign ministry issued a statement on Wednesday blaming Greek authorities for the deaths of four Albanian citizens residing in Greece. All the deaths occurred in the span of two weeks. The most recent death was of a man killed...

Eleven Arrested in Five Days For Migrant-Smuggling

A total of eleven people in the region of East Macedonia and Thrace have been arrested by the Hellenic Police since last Friday, in four different incidents of smuggling illegal migrants. The latest incident involves a 23-year old Iraqi national...

Airlines to Provide Greek Police with Passenger Info

Airlines will now be required to provide the Hellenic Police (ELAS) with detailed information on passengers travelling into and out of Greece under an EU directive to curb terrorism and crime, according to a Greek Travel Pages (GTP) report. The...

Greek And American Authorities Break up International Cocaine Cartel

Hellenic Police announced on Thursday morning that they have broken up a criminal group that is accused of smuggling large quantities of cocaine using sailboats in different parts of the world. The investigation was completed in cooperation with the Ecuadorian...

Greek Police Take Draconian Measures for Polytechneio Anniversary

Hellenic Police (ELAS) are taking draconian measures for the 45th Polytechneio uprising anniversary events that will culminate with a rally to the U.S. Embassy on Saturday. More than 5,000 police officers will be deployed while ELAS helicopters and drones will...

Greece to Formally Protest Katsifas' Death in Northern Epirus

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs will issue a formal protest to Albania in response to the shooting death of 35-year-old Greek Konstantinos Katsifas, who was shot dead by Albanian authorities in the village of Bularat (Vouliarates) in northern...

Two Police Officers Among 11 Suspects In Cross-Border Drug Dealing Case

During a large-scale operation of the Hellenic Police, a cross-border drug dealing case was discovered. It is believed the group was supplying several Greek cities with cocaine and cannabis. A total of eleven people are suspected to be involved in drug...