After Mob Hit, Violence on Zakynthos, Greek Cops Beef Up Squads

July 18, 2021

Infamous for foreign hooligans, violence, rowdyism and the murder of an American tourist, the island of Zakynthos will get police reinforcements in the wake of the murder of a businessman and gangsterism.

Citizens Protection Minister also said an independent law enforcement unit will be set up at the airport, reported Kathimerini, after he earlier said a gangbusters unit was being created to deal with mob murders and violence across Greece.

“Police authorities and services have recently been strengthened with 120 police officers, while last year we had only 17,” said Chrysochoidis after a visit to the notorious island.

He said the Zakynthos force will reportedly be modeled on that of the equally mob-plagued Mykonos where another 100 officers have been added to deal with escalating troubles during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is our decision to prosecute crime on Zakynthos, to deal with organized crime, to deal with the drug phenomenon and a series of other acts of lawlessness, on the island and especially in places such as Laganas,” said Chrysochoidis of a beach resort area that's been overwhelmed with lawlessness.


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