Police says gang’s loot at over 50 mln euros


Police said on Monday that a Roma gang it began unraveling in November had made more than 50 million euros from its criminal activities.

According to reports, a police raid on a house last Friday in Halandri, northern Athens, yielded more than 700 kilos worth of jewelry, precious stones and gold items worth more than half a million euros. Officers also found 105,000 euros in cash.

The home belonged to a 43-year-old Greek man and police said he was one of the main recipients of the gang’s loot.

Moreover, authorities told Kathimerini that the gang was responsible for over 3,000 robberies.

So far 41 gang members have been arrested, as well as three ringleaders.