Probe into Leros navy base theft exploring different scenarios
Greek authorities were on alert on Tuesday following reports that a significant amount of military equipment has disappeared from a naval base on the southern Aegean island of Leros.
Both the Hellenic Navy and the Greek Police's counterterrorism unit launched investigations on Tuesday after the former issued a statement saying that anti-tank missiles, ammunition and grenades were found to be missing from the island's base following a routine inspection on Monday afternoon.
Counterterrorism officers were on the island within hours of the navy's announcement.
The matter was being treated as extremely serious as defense authorities ruled out the possibility of a mistake in the inventory almost immediately.
The scenarios under consideration include the possibility that the thieves cooperated with someone inside the facility as there were no signs of forced entry...