Greek authorities on Wednesday reported the capture of an escaped convict that had been sought since September 2008 in Alexandria, Imathia prefecture.

 

The convict was a 35-year-old Albanian national that had escaped from the Larissa prisons, where he was serving a lengthy sentence for drug-related and other offences. The prison had given him a brief furlough and he had failed to reappear at the appointed time, using it as an opportunity to escape. At the time he was recaptured he was driving a stolen car with fake number plates.