Unidentified vandals damaged three ticket validating machines on city buses in the area of Zografou near the main accommodation complex for Athens University students yesterday. There had been no arrests in connection with the vandalism by late last night. Last month, vandals wrecked 15 electronic ticket machines at the ISAP electric railway station in Eirini, northern Athens, shortly after a soccer match between Athens clubs AEK and Olympiakos. Ongoing efforts to crack down on fare dodgers on the public transport system with the introduction of electronic systems are being undercut by vandals attacking ticket validation machines in buses and newly installed barriers at metro and train stations on an almost daily basis.
Coast guard officers on Lesvos detained a municipal employee and his partner yesterday in connection with allegations that they have been selling drugs to migrants living in the island’s main refugee camp near the village of Moria. According to sources, authorities found around 300 grams of cannabis in the couple’s possession. The arrests were carried out early yesterday after authorities on the island received a string of complaints from migrants living at the camp alleging that the couple were dealing drugs there. A raid on the couple’s home also turned up 885 euros in cash and a set of precision scales.