Delta squad to be dis­banded

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The po­lice’s mo­tor­cy­cle-rid­ing Delta squad is to be dis­banded, Al­ter­nate Min­is­ter for Cit­i­zens’ Pro­tec­tion Nikos Toskas re­vealed yesterday. The for­mer mil­i­tary of­fi­cer said that most of the po­lice­men cur­rently serv­ing in the Delta team would be as­signed to the riot squad or the crime preven­tion unit. Toskas added that some po­lice precincts would be merged as part of an over­haul of the force. “There is no rea­son for there to be precincts with just eight or 10 po­lice of­fi­cers,” he said dur­ing a news con­fer­ence. The min­is­ter said that ef­forts would be made to trans­fer to other du­ties some of the 2,700 of­fi­cers cur­rently as­signed to pro­tect­ing tar­gets such as VIPs or build­ings. Toskas was also ques­tioned about the Na­tional In­tel­li­gence Ser­vice (EYP) and whether it had de­tected any ji­hadists tak­ing ad­van­tage of the refugee in­flux to Greece so they could en­ter the Euro­pean Union. “EYP and the po­lice are watch­ing the ji­hadist is­sue closely and are co­op­er­at­ing with for­eign in­tel­li­gence ser­vices,” he said.

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