March 31, 2023

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Athens: arrest of three people for human trafficking, forgery and weapons

Greek law enforcement officers arrested in Athens two Albanians, aged 28 and 40, and a 61-year-old Greek.

Those arrested are accused of crimes related to human trafficking, forgery of documents (certificates with false seals) and violation of the law on weapons.

According to ΕΛΑΣas part of an investigation into a case of sexual exploitation of a woman, it was found that a 28-year-old young man turned to his peer through an application on a social network and offered her a job as a waitress in a canteen, writes

Then, taking advantage of her vulnerable position, he brought her to the apartment, took away her mobile phone and held her against her will. Having applied strong physical violence to her, he delivered her to a brothel, and took the “earnings” for himself. This went on for 2 years. The apartment in which the victim was kept, as well as the car in which she was transported, belonged to a Greek citizen, and the Albanian, their accomplice, is accused of forging documents.

The Organized Crime and Human Trafficking Sub-Directorate identified the accused and organized an operation that resulted in their arrest. As a result of police investigations, the following items were found and confiscated: a firearm, an air pistol, several cartridges, cash in the amount of 420 euros and a fake identity card.

According to ΕΛΑΣ, the youngest offender faces a sentence of 10 years in prison for attempted murder. In addition, he used a fake ID to avoid detection and arrest.

The victim of human trafficking was provided with assistance and protection. The arrested were taken to the Prosecutor’s Office of Athens.

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