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Contraband Tobacco Costs Greece Up to €1 Billion a Year

The Greek government is losing up to 1 billion euros every year from the sale of contraband cigarettes and tobacco. Last year, Greece lost an estimated 740 million euros in revenue, up from 565 million euros in 2013. The figures...

Repatriation of 2,607 Seized Ancient Greek Coins From Germany

A total of 2,607 ancient coins seized on September 9, 2011, in the luggage of a Greek citizen travelling by car to Munich have been repatriated from Germany, according to a Greek Culture Ministry announcement. Members of an antiquities smuggling...

EU Plans New Strategy to Address Migrant Smuggling

The European Commission representative, Natasha Bertaud, reiterated the organization’s intention to announce a new complete strategy to combat migrant smuggling in Europe, in the near future. Bertaud reminded the Greek Commissioner of Immigration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, of...

Greek Priest Arrested in Gun and Drug Smuggling Case

A priest was arrested along with a dozen other suspects on charges of involvement in a large weapons and drugs smuggling scheme that took place in Athens, Crete, and various regions of central Greece. A major police investigation was launched...