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RAPE SUSPECT

Athens teenager identified by 10 female victims An 18-year-old male, a Greek national, was arrested in Aghia Paraskevi, northern Athens, on Saturday accused of raping four women and four counts of attempted rape in the last six months, police said. The man, who has also been charged with the sexual harassment of two women, was recognized by the 10 female victims he had allegedly attacked. Police are holding an investigation to determine whether there have been anymore victims. TRAFFIC MEASURE License plate system back in force The odd/even license plate system will be reintroduced today after having been suspended for August. The limitation exists on cars in the city center between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m, Monday through to Thursday, and Fridays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Motorists caught breaching the system are liable to get a 166-euro fine. Cannabis arrests Police yesterday arrested a 46-year-old foreign national in Thessaloniki as he allegedly attempted to sell 3.3 kilos of cannabis to an undercover police officer for 4,700 euros. Following a search of the suspect’s car, police uncovered 3.2 more kilos of hashish. Thessaloniki fire A fire that broke out near the Papageorgiou Hospital in Thessaloniki yesterday scorched olive trees and a field, authorities said. Firefighters said they managed to contain the blaze before it spread to the nearby hospital. Skeleton found A couple walking past a vacant lot in Spata, eastern Attica, on Friday came across the remnants of a human skeleton, police said on Saturday. The skull and limbs were taken to a morgue in an attempt to identify the body. Gang member Police in Thessaloniki arrested on Saturday a man believed to be a member of an international drug-smuggling operation, authorities said yesterday. The suspect was found to be in possession of 756 grams of heroin and 5,500 euros in cash. Police in Thessaloniki have arrested 25 people on suspicion of selling drugs in August while confiscating three kilos of heroin, 4.9 kilos of hashish and 111 cannabis plants.