PM congratulates police over Maziotis arrest

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Tuesday visited the main headquarters of the Greek Police (GADA) in central Athens to express his congratulations to the force over the arrest last week of terror fugitive Nikos Maziotis.

Samaras was accompanied by Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias and met with the chief of the force, Yiannis Diamantopoulos.

"On behalf of the overwhelming majority of Greek citizens I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the Greek Police for its contribution. The police officer serves as the shield of the average citizen, of society and ultimately of our democracy," the Greek prime minister said. "This is something Greek police officers prove every day and for this I sincerely thank them."

The leader of Greek terror group Revolutionary Struggle, Maziotis has been in detention since last Wednesday following a shootout with police in central Athens.