Greek Hospital Thefts Suspects Arrested in Germany and Colombia

Two of five Colombian nationals suspected of stealing expensive medical equipment from Greek hospitals earlier this summer, have been arrested in Germany and Colombia on the basis of international arrest warrants, Greek police announced on Monday.

They said that a 50-year-old believed to have carried out the break-ins and thefts was arrested in Bogota; while a 25-year-old woman that had acted as recipient of the parcels of medical equipment stolen from Greece, was arrested in Frankfurt.

The two must now be extradited to Greece, following completion of the necessary processes. The worldwide search continues for the remaining three suspects; identified by Greek police, through channels of international and European police cooperation.

The gang was responsible for lifting expensive medical equipment from Agios Savvas hospital in Athens, and the hospitals of Lamia, Larissa and Volos in May and June of this year.

Authorities in Colombia have recovered two endoscopes stolen from Agios Savvas, and two taken from the hospital in Larissa, which have since been returned.

Source: ANA-MPA


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