Police raid Thebes Roma camp in response to crime wave

Police detained 102 suspects, of whom 17 were arrested, following a raid on Tuesday on a Roma camp in the Pyri district of Thebes, in Viotia.

Forty-seven policemen took part in the operation that was allegedly aimed at containing a spike in crime in the area.

Most charges reportedly involved possession of illegal firearms and narcotics.

Police said more raids were under way at other Roma camps.