Mag­ni­tude 5.6 quake off Crete

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A mag­ni­tude 5.6 earth­quake struck at 12.39 p.m. on Sun­day off the is­land of Crete, south­ern Greece, but there were no re­ports of dam­age or in­juries. The Athens In­sti­tute of Geo­dy­nam­ics re­ported the quake’s lo­ca­tion at about 50 kilo­me­ters off the south coast of Crete at a depth of 26 kilo­me­ters. A mag­ni­tude 5.9 quake hit the same re­gion on Satur­day evening.

La­garde list in­quiry.

A par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee in­ves­ti­gat­ing for­mer Fi­nance Min­is­ter Gior­gos Pa­pa­con­stanti­nou in con­nec­tion with the po­lit­i­cal han­dling of the so-called La­garde list of Greek de­pos­i­tors yes­ter­day granted him a 10-day ex­ten­sion to ap­pear be­fore the cross-party panel. The ex-min­is­ter is to ap­pear be­fore the com­mit­tee next Thurs­day.

Rapist caught.

A 32-year-old Al­ba­nian national was ex­pected to face a prose­cu­tor in Athens on rape charges yes­ter­day. The man had been ar­rested on Fri­day for the al­leged rape of two women in the neigh­bor­hood of Galatsi last year and ear­lier this year. Ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties, the sus­pect had threat­ened the vic­tims with a knife near the area’s Omor­fok­lis­sias park, be­fore lead­ing them to a de­serted area where he al­legedly raped them and sub­se­quently stole their mo­bile phones and cash.

Il­le­gal plan­ta­tion.

Po­lice in Ilioupoli, south­ern Athens, and Marathonas, north­east­ern At­tica, ar­rested five Chi­nese and two Viet­namese na­tion­als for al­legedly grow­ing cannabis plants last Fri­day. Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cers, the sus­pects, aged 35 to 51, had set up three large green­houses in Marathonas for the pro­duc­tion of a po­tent form of the drug, known as skunk, us­ing hy­dro­ponic gar­den­ing equip­ment. Au­thor­i­ties said that the gang’s lead­ers owned a Chi­nese restau­rant in Ilioupoli which acted as a front for their il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties. The sus­pects were also tied to an­other case of cannabis pro­duc­tion in Gly­fada and Voula un­cov­ered in Jan­uary, po­lice said.

Im­mi­grant death.

A Pak­istani national was found dead near the live­stock farm where he worked in Arta, in western Greece, po­lice said yes­ter­day. Po­lice said the body of the man, who was not iden­ti­fied, was found in­side a ditch filled with an­i­mal waste. Med­i­cal ex­perts said the man had suf­fered two head in­juries. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case.

Doc­tor’s mur­der.

A 42-year-old Greek and a 26-year-old Al­ba­nian national were ar­rested by po­lice on Fri­day in con­nec­tion to the mur­der of a 65-year-old doc­tor in Goudi in Athens last June. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, the sus­pects al­legedly en­tered the vic­tim’s apart­ment us­ing a spare key given to them by the 42-yearold’s mother who worked as a clean­ing woman. Po­lice found 1,060 eu­ros and two col­lec­tor’s coins which be­longed to the vic­tim in their pos­ses­sion.

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