Seventy-year-old held for 53-mln-euro debt to state

A 70-year-old man, identified as a photographic equipment trader, was arrested in the southern Athens suburb of Voula on Tuesday for owing the state more than 53 million euros.

Authorities said he was one of eight people arrested in Athens on Tuesday over unpaid taxes.

The other seven owed between 100,024 euros and 2.9 million euros.