Major police operation in the center of Athens: checks and arrests

On Monday, May 16, 2022, the police carried out a new large-scale operation “broom” (“σκούπα”) in the area of ​​Agiou Konstantinou Street, near Omonia Square, on the orders of the Minister of Civil Protection, Takis Theodorikakos.

According to ΕΛΑΣ, a total of 442 people were checked, 129 foreigners were detained, who did not have the necessary documents. They were all taken to PROKEKA (Amygdaleza).

The operation was attended by 147 police officers from various departments (Attica Foreign Affairs Directorate, Athens Police Directorate/Patrol Subdivision, Attica Security Directorate/OPKE, ACTION, Emergency Response Teams, Traffic Directorate, Police Operations Directorate, etc.).

“We are intensifying special police operations with the participation of all Greek police units both in the center and in the vicinity of Athens and Thessaloniki. Our goal is to fight illegal immigration, human trafficking and, of course, the spread of drugs. This is a way to steadily increase the sense of security of citizens,” said the Minister for Citizens’ Protection, Takis Theodorikakos.

Police operations will continue as part of special operational planning in various areas of Attica and Thessaloniki, reports

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