Drug bust.

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A crack­down by po­lice in the area of Menidi, north of Athens, at Kapota, the site of a for­mer mil­i­tary bar­racks, led to the ar­rest of 16 peo­ple on charges rang­ing from drugs and arms pos­ses­sion to fraud. The early morn­ing raid was car­ried out by mixed teams of Greek Po­lice of­fi­cers and mem­bers of the elite spe­cial forces team EKAM. Riot po­lice were on standby for the du­ra­tion of the raid and po­lice he­li­copters mon­i­tored the raid from the air. A sim­i­lar raid was car­ried out last month after a stray bul­let killed an 11-year-old boy dur­ing an open-air school party in the area. The gov­ern­ment has pledged to take con­certed ac­tion to crack down on wide­spread crime in the area where po­lice have tra­di­tion­ally kept a low pro­file.

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