Po­lice­men linked to ex­tor­tion

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Two se­nior po­lice of­fi­cers have been de­tained on sus­pi­cion of run­ning a pro­tec­tion racket ex­tort­ing night­clubs and cafes in the coastal sub­urbs of Athens, po­lice said yes­ter­day. Both of­fi­cers were sus­pended and re­ferred to a pros­e­cu­tor, ac­cord­ing to po­lice who said they also de­tained 12 club and cafe man­agers al­leged to have paid be­tween 1,000 eu­ros and 2,000 eu­ros per month in bribes. The wife of one of the two of­fi­cers was also ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the af­fair.

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