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Thessaloniki: They were held hostage and beaten – They asked for money to release them

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After facilitating the entry of the foreigners for a monetary fee, they took them to a house, where, with threats and the use of physical violence, they extorted the payment of sums of money in order to release them

Police officers of the Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Human Trafficking of Thessaloniki, with the assistance of staff from the Directorate of Special Operations of the Security Directorate Thessaloniki and police team DI.AS. they identified and freed a total of seven people from Syria and Afghanistan, who were being held against their will in a house in the Dendropotamos area.

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Three Pakistani men and an 18-year-old Roma woman were arrested for the case, while their three foreign accomplices are being sought, against whom a relevant case file was filed.

Five of those involved, after facilitating the entry of foreigners into Greek territory for a monetary fee, took them to a house in Dendropotamos, where for at least the last two weeks, with threats and the use of physical violence, they demanded extortion either from the victims or from their relatives persons, the payment of sums of money in order to release them.

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From the further investigation it also emerged that two of the arrested were hosting, providing accommodation, two additional people who lacked documents justifying their legal stay in the country.

In the context of three door-to-door searches carried out in the presence of a representative of the Judicial Authority and physical checks, the following were found and confiscated:

• Padlock with which the perpetrators locked the house where the foreigners were
• 4,500 euros
• Number of mobile devices and
• Bank debit cards.

Those arrested will be taken to the Criminal Prosecutor of Thessaloniki.

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