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Highwayman Two drivers robbed in Koropi Police are seeking a gunman who robbed two car drivers in Koropi, eastern Attica, in separate attacks on Friday night. The robber took a total of 45 euros and two mobile phones after threatening the drivers at gunpoint – both on Constantinoupoleos Road. An armed assailant had conducted a string of similar attacks a few years ago in the same area. Helicopter trouble A military helicopter carrying the new Cypriot National Guard chief back from a training exercize on Saturday morning had to make an emergency landing near the south-eastern port of Larnaca after the pilot realized there was dust in the engine. Neither Athanassios Nikolodimos nor the pilot were harmed. Nikolodimos’s predecessor Evangelos Florakis was killed in July, along with four other officers, when the helicopter they were traveling in crashed near Paphos. Immigrants Lesvos port authorities yesterday arrested 33 illegal immigrants of various nationalities on the Aegean island’s southeastern coast. They had been brought there on a sailing boat from Turkey on Saturday. And a 56-year-old truck driver – whose name was not released – was charged on Saturday with migrant smuggling after border guards in Thrace found 26 Iraqi illegal immigrants in his truck during a check near the Nestos River on Friday. Traffic disruptions Traffic will be disrupted today and tomorrow on the Athens-Lamia highway, at the Metamorfosis junction, and on the Attiki Odos, at the Kymi junction. The disruptions, due to roadworks, will continue until 5.30 a.m. tomorrow.