Police officers probed over shady Mykonos connections

Police officers probed over shady Mykonos connections

Amid the outcry over widespread illegal construction on the island of Mykonos and the state finally deciding to intervene and order demolitions recently, the role of some policemen with close connections to the builders engaged in illegal activity has drawn the spotlight.

Earlier this week, the Hellenic Police’s (ELAS) Internal Affairs Division started investigating a police officer’s connections to the building contractors. Kathimerini understands that investigations will be opened for other officers with suspect connections to contractors and their lawyers, but also, seemingly, well-connected with high-ranking officers at police headquarters.

With rumors of rampant corruption on the island, a group of police officers chosen for their competence had been temporarily sent over in the summer of 2021 to investigate. Many of them were transferred to dead-end jobs upon their return.

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