57 arrests in downtown Athens for drugs, trafficking and weapons

57 arrests were carried out by the Department of Patrols of Athens Directorate, during 26-31 March 2024, in a special operation carried out in the historical area. According to the Police, the operation took place at the historical centre of Athens and mainly at sites of archaeological interest (Plaka, Anafiotika and Thesei), central squares (Monastraki, Omonoia and Klathmonos) and central streets of the center (Ermos and Athena). The aim of the company, according to EL.A., was to prevent and suppress the abuse, in view of the peak of the tourist season, the consolidation of the citizens’ security feeling and the fight against illegal outdoor trade by street vendors. During the operation 484 checks were carried out on individuals, 171 admissions and 57 arrests for offences such as possession of drugs, trafficking and violation of the Arms Act, while 11 people were found to be lacking legal documents for their stay in our country. As ELAS stresses, similar actions will be continued by the Patrol Sub-Directorate in the historic center of Athens.