Al­most 25,000 no­ti­fied

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Nearly half of the 54,000 Greeks who trans­ferred money abroad re­cently and were in­ves­ti­gated by the government have de­posits that are greater than their de­clared in­come, Deputy Fi­nance Min­is­ter Gior­gos Mavra­ga­nis told Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day. Mavra­ga­nis said that 24,710 Greeks who sent money abroad have been sent no­tices by the min­istry, ask­ing them to jus­tify their sav­ings. He said more de­tails re­gard­ing the de­pos­i­tors would be pre­sented to MPs in the coming days.

Bus stop­page.

There will be no buses in Athens to­day be­tween 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. as drivers will be tak­ing part in their gen­eral as­sem­bly, when they are ex­pected to dis­cuss how to protest wage cuts. The drivers’ as­sem­bly last month lasted 14 hours.

Ter­ror ar­rests.

Po­lice in the west­ern port of Pa­tra yes­ter­day de­tained two Turk­ish na­tion­als be­ing sought by Turk­ish and Euro­pean au­thor­i­ties for their al­leged involvement in ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties and other crim­i­nal acts. The two men, aged 36 and 47, had re­port­edly submitted ap­pli­ca­tions for asy­lum. The youngest of the two is wanted for forgery and pos­ses­sion of ex­plo­sives as well as mem­ber­ship of an un­named ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, while the el­der faces charges of manslaugh­ter as well as be­long­ing to a ter­ror­ist group.

Ex­tor­tion rack­ets.

The head of the po­lice precinct in Ae­ga­leo, west­ern Athens, was de­tained yes­ter­day by of­fi­cers of the force’s in­ter­nal af­fairs unit for the al­leged ex­tor­tion of im­mi­grant store man­agers and own­ers. The of­fi­cer is al­leged to have con­ducted raids on stores, on the pre­text of look­ing for coun­ter­feit cigarettes, be­fore black­mail­ing the mi­grants into paying pro­tec­tion money. The sus­pect was caught af­ter a Bangladeshi store-owner re­fused his de­mand for cash. Po­lice are seek­ing a re­tired po­lice­man and a Pak­istani na­tional al­leged to have worked as ac­com­plices with the chief sus­pect. In a re­lated devel­op­ment in Halkida, po­lice an­nounced they had bro­ken a pro­tec­tion racket said to have been prey­ing on stores on the is­land of Evia. Four Greeks and an Al­ba­nian na­tional were de­tained.

Tax eva­sion.

A 48-year-old Greek na­tional faced a pros­e­cu­tor in Ki­ato, near Corinth in the Pelo­pon­nese, yes­ter­day in con­nec­tion to an un­paid tax bill of 23 mil­lion eu­ros. It re­mained un­clear whether the debt was withheld value-added tax or un­paid in­come tax. It was the lat­est in a se­ries of ar­rests of large-scale al­leged tax evaders in re­cent weeks.

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