Greek Police Arrest 14 on Terror-Funding Charges



Greek police counter-terrorism unit on Tuesday arrested 14 people — including one Albanian national — on charges of funding a terrorist group and money laundering.

The defendants, 11 men and three women, were arrested in Attica and other parts of Greece on arrest warrants issued by an investigative judge, according to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA).

The 14 suspects were making deposits into a bank account used by Constantinos Giagtzoglou, a terrorist who is imprisoned for sending a parcel bomb that seriously injured former prime minister Lucas Papademos in May 2017.

According to AMNA, the investigation began on Oct. 28, after the arrest of 29-year-old Giagtzoglou. The counter-terrorism unit considers the arrest a significant success because it is the first time that people who contributed to the so-called “revolution fund” have been located.