Police Arrests Man for Trying to Sell Ancient Greek Statue
A finely made 5th-century BC ancient Greek statue was turned over to the Greek Ministry and Sports Culture by the Attica police on Friday.
Europol Dismantles Migrant Smuggling Group in Greece and Italy
Europol, working along with the National Police of Greece and Italy, dismantled a large group that was illegally smuggling migrants into the two countries, it was announced on Thursday. Europol officers from the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation assisted...
Europol to Install Unit in Greece's Evros to Tackle Migrant Smuggling
It was announced on Wednesday that Europol will dispatch a mobile unit with a number of expert officers to assist the local Greek Police (ELAS) in Evros to tackle the increasing incidence of migrant smuggling from Turkey. The Europol decision...
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...
Greek Coastguard Seizes 2 Tons of Marijuana on Italian Yacht
Greek authorities announced that they have seized roughly two tons of Albania-grown marijuana on an Italian-flagged yacht destined for the Aegean Sea islands. The coastguard says the seizure followed a tip-off and took place early Friday south of the Greek...
Smugglers Find New Routes to Ferry Migrants to Greece
Traffickers have found new routes to carry migrants to Greece, as indicated by the large number of people who have entered the country from different spots, making registration procedures more difficult. In an attempt to circumvent the registration hot spots...
Greek Police Dismantle Two Smuggling Rings, 29 Arrests
The Greek police dismantled two smuggling rings involved in the transportation of 600 migrants from Turkey into Greece after a month-long investigation. A total of 29 people were arrested, including a police officer who was suspended pending an investigation...
Greek Coast Guard Detains Turkish Nationals for Human Trafficking
The Hellenic Coast Guard apprehended two Turkish nationals on Monday, suspected of assisting the trafficking of Syrian refugees to the Greek islands. According to Greek media, the men were caught facilitating the smuggling of 14 Syrian refugees to the Greek island of Kalymnos. "The...
Children from Bulgaria Are Being Sold to Greeks According to New Report
In an extensive report, the Balkan Insight claims that there are close to hundreds of children being sold by mothers in Bulgaria to Greek couples every year. The report notes that while mothers profit with 1,000 euros to 5,000 euros for selling their...
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...