A ruthless ring of extortionist thugs responsible for terrorizing Attica, Corinth and Euboea have been uncovered by Greek police. Investigations revealed that the ring had a large number of ammunition in its possession, which they used to blackmail shop-owners and businessmen.
After extensive investigation in the regions of Attica, Corinth and Euboea, Greek police proceeded to make 17 arrests and seize the thugs’ weapons and money.
Meanwhile, the results of the investigation are quite disturbing since they reveal the existence of a gang with a history of organized crimes.
The “thugs” were blackmailing shop-owners to pay them money. The amounts required per month, ranged from 200 to 1,500 euros and if the amount wasn’t paid up in time the thugs did not hesitate to beat them.
In a specific case, the gang members broke the fingers of an accountant who owed them money. Sources revealed the accountant had borrowed 10,000 euros from moneylenders and had paid 20,000. However, the moneylenders asked for 30,000 euros. When the accountant met with them to ask for more time, three thugs broke his fingers.
In another incident, gang members visited a coffee shop and when asked to pay the bill they replied: “We never pay from now on, you pay us.” When the owner refused they attacked him breaking his jaw.