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ATHENS – The Greek Police Internal Affairs unit is reportedly probing officers from the country’s intelligence service EYP for possible involvement in human smuggling.

Also being investigated are members of the country’s immigration unit just as Greece is being overwhelmed again with thousands of illegal immigrants trying to sneak into the country, many drowning at sea.

The investigation is based on evidence emerging from a probe launched in January 2013 by officers of the force’s anti-organized crime department and the security police, the newspaper Kathimerini said.

The leader of one of the rackets that has been linked to EYP and police officials is believed to be a 51-year-old Syrian known by the names Mustafa and Manolis, it was reported.

Also implicated is a 46-year-old Iraqi who is believed to have been cooperating with an official from the force’s immigration department and an EYP official known as Nikitas.

The 46-year-old was the only suspect from a group of 14 people arrested in a case that prompted the January 2013 probe who was not remanded on human-smuggling charges but granted conditional release.

The two Greek officials are alleged to have issued documentation to facilitate smuggling rackets. Kathimerini said they met with suspected racket members at a Kurdish restaurant in central Athens.

Colleagues of the implicated police officer said that his cell phone was tapped for two years but did not yield any incriminating evidence against him, adding that his meetings were part of his professional duties.

The post Greek Agents Tied to Human Smuggling appeared first on The National Herald.

Source: The National Herald
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