Four face charged over asylum bribes

Three female employees and a male colleague at a department of the Interior Ministry department, allegedly accepted bribes to speed up citizenship claims by foreign nationals and to issue forged Greek identity cards to Albanian citizens, it emerged Monday.

A 44-year-old Albanian believed to be an accomplice is also facing charges.

Police reports suggested the suspects charged foreigners a 200-euro fee to hasten the citizenship process, while fees for issuing fake IDs exceeded 3,000 euros.