NEWS

IN BRIEF

2,300-year-old statue retrieved. Police have confiscated a particularly fine, life-sized marble statue dating to classical times from two brothers in central Greece. Thomas, 46, and Vassilis Polyzos, 49, from the village of Porti near Karditsa were charged on Saturday with illegally excavating and trying to sell the headless female figure, which was probably made in the fourth century BC. Lost immigrants.: The coast guard off the island of Lesvos yesterday were looking for four Afghan illegal immigrants reported missing at sea by seven of their compatriots who washed ashore in the morning. A group of 13 Afghans had initially attempted the dangerous crossing to Greece in two inflatable dinghies. The drowned bodies of two were found on a beach at Thermi. Drugs.: A woman was arrested on Saturday for allegedly concealing small quantities of drugs in the clothes of her eight-month-old baby which she took to see her husband in prison at Diavata, near Thessaloniki. Suzanna Petgari and her husband, Charalambos Chrysafis, will be charged today. In the game in Patras yesterday, AEK threw its players forward from the start of the match, but Panachaiki nearly scored in the ninth minute. AEK defender Pavon Gamarra cleared a shot from Zoel Epalle off the line with the goalie out of position.