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Inmate missing from Hania prison arrested west of Athens

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An inmate who failed to return to prison in Hania on Crete in August last year following a furlough has been arrested in Ano Liosia, western Athens, police said on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old Syrian, who is serving 23 years for migrant trafficking, had received permission to leave the facility for five days.

He was reported missing when he did not return to the facility as scheduled.

Police found several fake documents in his possession, including a counterfeit passport and driver’s license.

The man was expected to appear before a prosecutor later in the day.