Monthly activity of the police services of the Ionian Islands including 101 arrests in Kefalonia

IONIAN ISLANDS JOURNALISTS INFORMATION OFFICE

Corfu, September 5, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

Monthly activity of the police services of the Ionian Islands

A total of (650) people were arrested and (142) cases related to trafficking in aliens, theft and burglary, trafficking and possession of drugs, 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 August 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 (650) people were arrested, of which (426) in Corfu, (101) in Kefalonia, (97) in Zakynthos and (26) in Lefkada.

Among these arrests stand out (1) with an arrest warrant for attempted murder, (3) for robbery, (3) for trafficking in aliens, (17) for theft-burglary, (30) even for trafficking and possession of drugs, as well as ( 45) arrests for illegal entry and stay of illegal aliens.

2. A total of (142) cases were investigated, of which:

  • (1) robbery case
  • (29) cases of theft and burglary
  • (27) cases of drug trafficking and possession; and
  • (85) for other offenses

3. During the investigation of the cases that concerned the Police Services, various items were confiscated, from which they stand out :

Heroin 185 grams
Raw hemp 1,868 grams
Amount of money 4,755 euros
Side trade items 662

Indicatively, from the cases that were investigated during the examined period, the following stand out:

  • The arrest of a foreigner, on 03.08.2020 , persecuted with a European arrest warrant at the airport of Zakynthos.
  • The arrest of a foreigner, on 17.08.2020 , for drug trafficking in Corfu
  • The successive arrests of foreigners, on 20.08.2020 and on 22.08.2020 , for traffic at the airport of Corfu
  • The arrest of a foreigner, on 21.08.2020 , in Antipaxos against whom an arrest warrant was pending for the crime of attempted murder
  • The arrests of three people, on 24.08.2020 , for robbery in Zakynthos
  • The arrest of a foreigner, on 26.08.2020 , internationally persecuted in Zakynthos
  • The arrests of two locals, on 27.08.2020 , for a case of extortion in Kefalonia
  • The arrest of a foreigner, on 31.08.2020 , persecuted with an International Arrest Warrant in Corfu
  • The arrest of a foreigner, on 31.08.2020 , for trafficking at the airport of Zakynthos.

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