Police arrested 16 people on Thursday and Friday on suspicion of tax evasion.


The amounts owed by the suspects ranged from 32,500, owed by a 60-year-old picked up in Maroussi, northern Athens, to 16.9 million euros, owed by a 53-year-old woman arrested on the island of Salamina.

Five of those detained owed more than 850,000 euros each, while the rest owed less than 270,000 euros each.

A total of 686 people were arrested between January and September 2012 for not paying taxes worth a combined total of 1.3 billion euros, Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Mavraganis informed Parliament on Friday.
   
   
Source: Ekathimerini.com