Attica police

Prosecutor launches investigation over coronavirus outbreak at private clinic

An Athens prosecutor on Thursday launched an investigation into whether criminal charges should be brought against the management of a private clinic in Peristeri, western Athens, after at least 29 people - 18 patients and 11 employees - tested positive for Covid-19.

Two police officers arrested on drug dealing charges

Two Attica police officers have been suspended from the service following their arrest on Saturday, allowing with a civilian, on drug dealing charges. 

The arrests followed an investigation which revealed that the pair had been procuring quantities of cocaine, allegedly for their personal use as well as small-scale distribution.

State Minister wants tougher charges for Koukaki squatters

In the wake of the controversy that followed a police operation to empty two squats in Koukaki over the weekend, State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis said on Monday that evicted squatters who hurled blocks of concrete and other projectiles at officers should face felony rather than misdemeanor charges.

Attica police dismantle gang behind armed robberies

Attica police said Tuesday that they had arrested four suspected members of a racket believed to have conducted several armed robberies targeting security firms making cash deliveries to banks.

Officers arrested three foreign nationals - two aged 44 and one aged 36 - as well as a 33-year-old Greek man.

Police arrest two over drug possession and transfer

Officers of the Attica police's anti-narcotics squad on Monday arrested two men over possession and transfer of drugs, during an operation in the area of Haidari, western Attica, state-run news agency ANA-MPA said.

The two suspects, aged 19 and 21, were arrested inside a car, in which police found 34 kilos and 149.7 grams of unprocessed cannabis, packed in 31 packages.