Notes provide more clues on prison breakout scheme

Police have found handwritten notes exchanged between 22-year-old Angeliki Spyropoulou and jailed members of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire at a safe house in Loutraki, west of Athens, that was discovered following the recent arrest of fugitive November 17 member Christdoulos Xeros (photo).

Sources told Kathimerini that the notes outline a plan to help the Conspiracy members escape from Athens’s Korydallos Prison, in which Xeros was allegedly due to take part. The correspondence includes comments on how to make explosive devices from ammonium nitrate and the use of Kalashnikov assault rifles in the escape attempt, police sources said.

The revelations come after two more suspects who allegedly had contact with Spyropoulou, who remains at large, and Xeros were arrested on January 22. They are a 29-year-old Albanian man and a 23-year-old Greek-Armenian man.

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