Crooked of­fi­cers.

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Two po­lice­man have been sus­pended on sus­pi­cion of be­ing part of an ex­tor­tion gang in Athens, author­i­ties said on Satur­day. The two of­fi­cers, aged 27 and 30, were re­moved from duty af­ter be­ing among five peo­ple ar­rested. Five more are be­ing sought. The gang is al­leged to have stolen knock­off items sold by mi­grants or blackmailed its vic­tims into hand­ing over money. The two po­lice­men would visit ware­houses where the con­tra­band goods were stored fol­low­ing tip-offs from other mem­bers of the gang. But in­stead of seiz­ing the items and ar­rest­ing the mi­grants, they would ei­ther de­mand cash from their vic­tims so the po­lice would not be in­formed or they would take the goods and pass them over to the other sus­pects.

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