A retired bank employee is suspected of being the mastermind behind a criminal gang that defrauded banks. According to police, the gang ordered goods from China but did not pay the whole amount due, leaving the banks having to foot the remainder of the bill.
Some 30 people have been arrested, mostly Roma from Achaia in the Peloponnese.
Officers confiscated some 300,000 euros in cash, 600 gold sovereigns, a gold bar, 63 bank stamps and seals and several firearms. They also seized 17 luxury cars and three trucks full of Chinese goods.