Greek Mobsters Let Out of Jail Probed for Violence, Murders

ATHENS – The gunning down of an investigative journalist tied to organized crime and a manhunt underway for the killers of a young mother suffocated to death, Greek police are also focusing on a spate of murders tied to organized crime and gangsters who had been imprisoned but released.

Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis gave a file Supreme Court prosecutor Vassilis Pliotas showing the rise of the gangs over the last 10 years with Kathimerini saying it includes a police report with at least 500 criminals let out of jail.

There were no details on the charges for which they were serving time nor why they were released, but indications many have returned to a life of crime and that turf wars have developed using professional assassins.

Cases in the file include death contracts, murder, extortion, pimping, drugs and more records of criminal activity, the paper said, with unnamed ministry officials saying that minister was spurred by mob killings and attacks.

Chrysochoidis has urged Pliotas to strengthen cooperation with local prosecutors, the paper said, part of an apparent aim to try to coordinate efforts in dealing with organized crime as well as foreign gangs.

There will also reportedly be a review of the parole process which had let so many violent offenders out of jail although it wasn't said why they were or over which period of time.


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