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Accomplice of Greece’s Number 1 fugitive arrested while trying to leave country

Self-styled anarchist Polykarpos Georgiadis, linked to Greece’s Number 1 fugitive, was arrested at Athens International Airport on Tuesday while trying to board a flight to Brussels, in violation of his parole.

Georgiadis was recently released from prison after serving part of a 12-year, 10-month sentence for his role in the 2008 abduction of prominent industrialist Giorgos Mylonas.

He had been released from custody on the condition that he would not attempt to leave the country.

Georgiadis has been linked to Vassilis Paleocostas, a prolific high-stakes robber with a colorful background and a fan following who has made two dramatic escapes from the Greek capital’s maximum-security Korydallos Prison, the last by helicopter in 2009.