Ten arrests for fuel smuggling that cost state at least 4mln euros

Financial police in Athens have arrested 10 people in connection with fuel smuggling that is estimate to have cost the Greek state some 4 million euros in lost taxes over the six months alone.

The suspects were arrested following an operation that began about six months ago, police said on Tuesday.

Officers said that the smuggling was carried out by three gangs led by three men that were known to authorities from past involvement in fuel smuggling.

The gangs are thought to have traded about 3.3 million liters of fuel over the last few months.

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