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Six officers implicated in passport racket

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Six police officers have been implicated in a racket that issued and sold passports and IDs to convicted felons.

The racket was unraveled after a month-long investigation by the internal affairs division of the Hellenic Police (ELAS) in cooperation with foreign consular authorities.

A total of 33 people have been charged, while the six officers were from different precincts around Athens.

The gang’s earnings from the illegal operation are estimated at as much as a million euros.

In one of the cases, a passport was sold to an Albanian felon, for whom a European arrest warrant was pending, for 40,000 euros.