Greek Police

Prosecutors raise the alarm over new penal code

Greek prosecutors are sounding the alarm over the sense of impunity that will be created by the country's new penal code, which will reduce statutes of limitations for crimes and include provisions that will allow for the early release of large numbers of prisoners as of July 1, when the new regulations come into effect.

Terror group accomplice breaches release terms

Greek police on Friday were seeking a 27-year-old associate of Panagiota Roupa, a leading member of the Revolutionary Struggle guerrilla group, after she violated the terms of her conditional release, failing to report to her local police station.

Constantina Athanasopoulou had been arrested in January 2017 as an associate of Roupa, herself then a fugitive.

Drug ring member arrested in Grevena

Greek police in the northern city of Grevena said Friday they had detained a member of a network that has been trafficking huge quantities of drugs into Greece from Albania.
The suspect, a 32-year-old foreign national, was arrested on charges of hiding 271 kilos of hashish in a shed in a village near Grevena. 

Murder suspect extradited to Greece

A 30-year-old man wanted in connection with the murder of a Greek businessman in Athens in April last year was extradited to Greece from Belgium.
Greek authorities had issued a European arrest warrant for the suspect, charging him of murder, robberies, thefts, being a member of a criminal gang and other crimes. He was arrested in Belgium  in February.

Bus destroyed in suspected arson attack in downtown Athens

Greek police Friday were investigating a suspected arson attack on a tourist bus near downtown Karaiskaki Square at around 5 a.m.
Two fire engines were dispatched to respond to the incident.
The vehicle, believed to be owned by an Albanian company, was completely destroyed but there were no reports of injuries. 

Car Theft Boom in Greece

Boom of car theft in Greece. Authorities there are taking urgent measures against frequent vehicle lifts or components. "Park your car in guarded areas," warned Greek police over the increased cases, the BNR reported.

Man fatally shot in Glyfada

Greek police are investigating a fatal shooting in the southern Athens suburb of Glyfada.
Police said they found a man in an underground parking lot around 1 a.m. Wednesday who was shot several times with a machine gun.
The victim has been identified as a 41-year-old Greek of Armenian descent.
No more details were immediately available.

Two inmates re-arrested after escaping detention unit

Greek police launched a manhunt on Monday for two Albanian inmates, who were among four that escaped from a police detention unit on Petrou Ralli Street in Athens early Monday at around 4 a.m.
One of the escapees was arrested a few hours later in the area of Rendi, southern Athens. A second one was arrested on Monday afternoon in Votanikos.

ND: Sweeping victories, landslides nationwide in regional, municipal elections

Main opposition conservative New Democracy has scored its greatest victory ever in regional and municipal elections, winning 11 of the country's 13 prefectures - including a landslide two-thirds of the popular vote for New Democracy-backed Yorgos Patoulis in the enormous Attica Prefecture, which with 3.7mn residents constitutes one-third of Greece's population - and a landslide victory with two