The operation is being carried out because the Student Hostel is used as a base and refuge by criminals, with particularly intense activity – robberies and drug trafficking – in the wider area of Zografou, Kaisariani, Byron and Athens.
A broad police operation has been underway since 6 am in the Zografou Campus, and in particular in the Student Residence, in the presence of the Prosecutor, in conjunction with the conducting of searches in the homes of suspects for criminal activities.
As ELAS emphasizes, the operation is being carried out because the Student Center is being used as a stronghold and refuge from criminals, with particularly intense activity – robberies and drug trafficking – in the wider area of Zografou, Kaisariani, Byron and Athens.
During the operation, a 35-year-old police officer felt unwell and left. On her way out she was attacked by a marked 30-year-old foreigner, whom she injured using her service weapon.
At the expense of the 30-year-old 4 arrest warrants are pending for robberies, guns and drugs. The injured person was taken to the Red Cross and is being treated under guard. The police officer was transferred to the 401 General Military Hospital of Athens. According to police sources, the 30-year-old criminal had found shelter and was living in the student residence
6 OPKE teams, 4 teams from EKAM, teams from the Attica Security Directorate, the Attica Aliens Directorate and the Narcotics Prosecution Sub-Directorate are participating in the operation. The operation continues and upon its completion a new announcement will follow.
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