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Greek Police Bust Antiquities Smuggling Ring; Precious Rings, Coins Recovered

Greek police on Thursday arrested eight people suspected of belonging to an antiquities smuggling ring in the town of Larissa. Police say that the gang conducted illicit excavations in mountainous rural areas of Thessaly and Pieria in central Greece with...

Turkish Citizen Arrested for Smuggling Hundreds of Ancient Greek Coins

Officers at the customs office of Kipoi (on the border with Turkey) confiscated 1,055 ancient Greek coins from a Turkish national on Tuesday, after a search was carried out when the suspect was entering the country from Turkey. The Independent...

Suspect Arrested for Illegal Possession of Antiquities in Southern Greece

Greek police arrested a 46-year-old man on Tuesday in the southern Peloponnese for illegal possession of dozens of antiquities which he intended to sell. The suspect, arrested in Gythio, Lakonia had three pieces of luggage in his car which were...

Thessaloniki: Migrant Smugglers Caught Using Luxury Cars

According to the Hellenic Police, five members of a criminal group that was acting on smuggling illegal migrants who live in Greece were caught in Thessaloniki's suburb of Pylea. The five men, aged 25, 26, 33, 36, and 38 years...

Greek Court Sentences 8 for Smuggling 1.5 Tons of Cannabis into Italy

A criminal court in Piraeus has found eight people guilty of involvement in a drug operation last April that smuggled nearly 1.5 tons of cannabis into Italy by speed boat. The men were each handed jail sentences of up to...

Greek Tanker Suspected of Fuel Smuggling Seized in Libya

A Greek-owned tanker has been seized and its crew arrested in Libya on suspicion they planned to smuggle oil out of the North African country. "The naval forces seized a Togo-flagged oil tanker in the territorial waters without permissions from...

Greece Releases List of Blatant Tax Evasion and Smuggling Cases

The Greek finance ministry on Wednesday tabled in parliament a list of blatant tax evasion and smuggling cases, as an addition to the state budget. The list of major tax evasion cases included countless fake invoices, businesses that were shut...

Athens Police Arrest Bulgarian Woman Carrying 2.5 kg of Cocaine at Airport

On Friday the police at Athens International Airport arrested a Bulgarian woman who had hidden a total of 2.5 kilograms of cocaine in packages of powdered ice-cream, authorities have announced. The 29-year-old woman had traveled from the capital of Bulgaria,...

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...

The High Price of a Ticket to Europe for Migrants and Refugees

The increasing number of migrants and refugees reaching the shores of Greece, Italy, and other European countries has done more than just create a collective action problem for Europe. “The only ones who benefit from the lack of a common European response...