Five arrests made in Crete over tax evasion

Five people have been arrested in Hania, Crete, for allegedly owing a combined total of some 6 million euros in taxes, authorities said on Thursday.

The head of the financial crimes squad (SDOE) in Crete, Stelios Lantzourakis, said that more arrests could be imminent and suggested that those who owe money to the state ought to come forward.

He said SDOE has a list of 15 suspects in Hania alone, with some people owing as much as 2.5 million euros.

A 35-year-old woman was also arrested in Halkidiki in northern Greece on Thursday on suspicion of large debts to the state.

The woman had owned a clothing company until 2010.

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