The Patrol Sub-Directorate of the Athens Police Directorate made 57 arrests, during the period 26 – 31 March 2024, in a special operation it carried out in the historical center of Athens.

According to ELAS, the aim of the operation, which was developed in places of archaeological interest (Plaka, Anafiotika and Thisio), central squares (Monastirakiou, Omonoias and Klathmonos) and central streets of the historical center (Ermou and Athena), was the prevention and repression of delinquency, in view of the peak of the tourist season, the consolidation of citizens’ sense of security and the crackdown on illegal open-air trade by street vendors.

During the operation, 484 people were checked, 171 arrests were made and 57 were arrested for crimes such as possession of narcotics, contraband and violation of the weapons law, while 11 people were found to lack legalization documents for their stay in our country.

As ELAS emphasizes, similar actions will be continued by the Sub-Directorate of Patrols in the historical center of Athens.