Police have robbery gang networks in their crosshairs
More than 600 police officers and 37 judicial officials are involved in a nationwide operation to disband two major criminal organizations that have been linked to dozens of robbery gangs active across the country, police revealed yesterday.
The two organizations are believed to be connected and headed by well-known figures of the Roma community. Police are focusing their investigation on 10 key suspects.
The suspects are said to live in luxurious villas and drive expensive cars while claiming to be unemployed. Their base of operations is thought to be in Western Attica, though they control gangs that conduct robberies and break-ins all over the country.
Over 30 suspects had been arrested in total by last night, as the operation continues with raids on properties and businesses, which have already turned up thousands of euros in cash, dozens of luxury cars, jewelry and weapons.
Andronikos Korakas-Kontos is seen off the coast of Lesvos in this photo released yesterday. The teen set sail on Monday and is going around the island to ‘send a message of solidarity that refugees are not our enemy. They are our fellow humans, running from hunger and war, and they need... our support.’