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Achaia poultry farmer remanded in custody

A 55-year-old poultry farmer in Achaia, in the Peloponnese, was remanded in custody on Tuesday over charges of allegedly forcing foreign nationals to work at his farm in particularly harsh conditions. A 42-old-year Romanian allegedly in charge of recruiting the workers was released following his deposition on Tuesday.

The suspect denied the charges brought against him, such as keeping the workers locked up in facilities lacking basic sanitation. He claimed that the foreign nationals were registered at the Agricultural Insurance Organization, OGA.

Meanwhile, a search of the property’s had led to the discovery of over 1.5 million euros in cash as well as two rifles and a handgun.

In his deposition on Tuesday the suspect claimed he kept the cash at his property due to financial insecurity. He also claimed he had purchased the weapons legally following a recent robbery at his property.