Another arrest in Zoniana

Police arrested yet another suspect yesterday during raids on homes in the village of Zoniana on Crete, near where a police officer was shot in the head earlier this month. A man, who was not identified, was taken into custody after officers found a shotgun, 17 shells and a small amount of cannabis following a search of his home and cafe. Police searched a total of five homes and businesses yesterday as they continue their almost daily raids on the village and the surrounding area of Mylopotamos since the shooting on November 5. Officers said that a number of other weapons, including six knives, were discovered and confiscated during yesterday’s operation. A 24-year-old man from Zoniana who turned himself into police last week was remanded in custody on Saturday on suspicion of dealing drugs. The livestock farmer is also being investigated for money laundering. The farmer, who has not been named, denied the charges.