Monthly activity of the police services of the Ionian Islands

IONIAN ISLANDS JOURNALISTS INFORMATION OFFICE

Corfu, January 5, 2021

PRESS RELEASE

Monthly activity of the police services of the Ionian Islands

A total of (299) people were arrested and (45) cases related to theft and burglary, drug trafficking and possession, as well as other crimes were investigated.

In the context of the continuous information of the citizens, regarding the results of the police response, of the Services of the General Regional Police Directorate of the Ionian Islands, for the period of December 2020, data are published regarding the total arrests and investigations in Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Lefkada as well as the most important cases that concerned the police services.

Analytically:

1. A total of (299) people were arrested, of which (195) in Corfu, (56) in Zakynthos, (36) in Kefalonia and (12) in Lefkada.

The arrests, among others, concern (10) for theft-burglary, (15) for trafficking and possession of drugs and (49) for illegal entry and stay of illegal aliens.

2. A total of (45) cases were investigated, of which:

  • (7) cases of theft and burglary
  • (13) drug trafficking and possession cases; and
  • (25) for other offenses

3. During the investigation of the cases that concerned the Police Services, various items were confiscated, including:

Raw hemp 324,097 grams
Cocaine 53 grams
Amount of money 53,005 euros
Shot guns 10
   

Indicatively, from the cases investigated during the examined period are mentioned:

  • The investigation of two fraud cases, on 09.12.2020 , in Lefkada
  • The arrest of (9) people, on 25.12.2020 , in Zakynthos for violation of the legislation on games, weapons and explosives and non-observance of the measures for the spread of the coronavirus
  • The arrest of a foreigner, on 28.12.2020 , for trafficking raw cannabis in Corfu
  • The dismantling of a criminal organization, on 31.12.2020 , which systematically trafficked cocaine and raw cannabis on the island of Kefalonia

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