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FORGED PASSPORTS

One arrested, two sought after police discover illegal workshop A man was arrested in Ambelokipi, central Athens, on suspicion of running a workshop that produced forged passports and visas for migrants, police said. Officers are also looking for another two men in connection to the illegal workshop, which was based in an apartment where police found official stamps and watermarking equipment used to make passports. They did not give any information about the nationality of the three suspects. ATHENS TRAFFIC City center restriction back on Monday Traffic restrictions will return to Athens on Monday, police said yesterday. Cars with license plates ending in odd numbers will only be able to enter the city center on the odd days each month between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday. Cars with license plates ending in even numbers will be able to drive into the center of Athens on even-numbered days of the month. The restrictions will be in place until July 18 of next year. Ancient coins A 43-year-old man has been arrested in Halkidiki, northern Greece, after being found in the illegal possession of 67 ancient coins, police said yesterday. The coins were from the Hellenistic and Roman eras. The artifacts were found after police searched the unnamed man’s house. Samos migrants The body of a 71-year-old foreign man has been found in the sea off the northeastern Aegean island of Samos, authorities said yesterday. No more details were given.