ATHENS – A leading singer in Greek nightclubs that were allowed before a second COVID-19 lockdown to stay open despite being potential hot spots for the Coronavirus was to appear in court Nov. 30 on drugs and weapons chartes.
Notis Sfakianis was arrested the night before in the neighborhood of Elliniko by police officers who found an unlicensed pistol and cocaine in his possession during a routine check on motorists during the lockdown.
Officers flagged his car down on Vouliagmenis Avenue and reportedly found the illegal weapon and drugs, as well as a taser, during an inspection of the vehicle, said Kathimerini.
It wasn't said what led them to search the vehicle for a routine stop as the report said he wasn't under the influence of drugs or alcohol when arrested and hadn't violated the COVID-19 regulations that allow people to be out before 9 p.m. for trips such as going to supermarkets.
He didn't resist nor confront officers verbally or physically, the paper said, with no elaboration on the arrest or search.
Sfakianakis became popular during the 1990s on the nightclub circuit that features so-called “dog music” for the masses disdained by more serious artists, and become notorious recently for supporting the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party whose leaders were jailed after being convicted of operating a criminal gang although one is a fugitive.