Preventive measures to police the tourist areas of the Ionian Islands including 49 arrests in Kefalonia from 1st to 15th June.

IONIAN ISLANDS FOUNDATION OFFICE

Corfu, 21 June, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

Preventive measures to police the tourist areas of the Ionian Islands

Specific sub-measures are to be implemented to police the areas of Kavos in Corfu and Laganas in Zakynthos

Measures of integrated policing of the tourist areas of the Ionian Islands with specific provision for the areas of Kavos in Corfu and Laganas in Zakynthos began to be applied also during the current summer season.

The planning implemented by the departments of the General Regional Police Directorate of the Ionian Islands as of 01.06.2019 covers the whole of the police practice and its configuration was preceded by successive meetings and conferences with both institutional representatives and collectives of the Ionian tourism sector and with service executives.

In general, the measures to be implemented foresee:

  • Targeted business plans for policing tourist areas, Kavos Corfu and Laganas Zakynthos
  • Controls of mixed police departments to deal with offending behaviors related to the operation of health care stores.
  • Systemic roadside checks to prevent road accidents and tackle dangerous driving behavior
  • Police businesses to tackle drug trafficking in places that are mostly young
  • Trafficking controls for the sale of counterfeit products and illicit sales of imitation products by businesses

From the implementation of the planning (01-15.06.2019) to Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Lefkada (203), of whom (49) people in Kefalonia (78) in Corfu (33) in Lefkada and (43) in Zakynthos.

  • the arrests concerned:
  1. (23) people for possession of narcotics,
  2. (24) for retailing
  3. (81) for KOK (traffic) infringements
  • During the traffic accident prevention audits, (1165) infringements of the Road Traffic Code and (47) violations of sanitary facilities were established.

Particularly in the implementation of individual policing projects in the areas of Kavos Corfu and Laganas Zakynthos, the following results were achieved:

  • In Corfu, 20 people were arrested , including (2) drugs, (7) smuggling, (2) drunkenness, (9) denial of driving license.

(2) for drunkenness, (8) for non-use of a helmet, (9) for driving license deprivation, (1) for use of mobile phone while driving, and (40) ) still administrative penalties as well as (6) infringements in health care stores.

  • 14 people were arrested in Laganas, Zakynthos, for offenses involving possession of drugs (4), noise pollution (3), drunkenness (5) and (2) for denial of driving license.

(2) violations of sanitary facilities and (6) of the Road Traffic Code.

From the services of the General Regional Police Directorate of the Ionian Islands, the elements of the policing plans will be evaluated and updated in order to ensure their maximum effectiveness.

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