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2 foreign nationals arrested for stealing rail cables

Δημοσίευση 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:22 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
2 foreign nationals arrested  for stealing rail cables
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Police arrested two Pakistani men at the 27th milestone of the Aharnes-Tithorea rail network on Monday evening after spotting them attempting to cut a copper cable of the Hellenic Rail (OSE) network.

Police arrested two Pakistani men at the 27th milestone of the Aharnes-Tithorea rail network on Monday evening after spotting them attempting to cut a copper cable of the Hellenic Rail (OSE) network.

An ensuing search of an unused railway tunnel at the nearby Aghios Stefanos revealed copper cables 150 metres long.

According to the police, suspects together with accomplices would cut and sell the cables to metal recycling units.

An investigation by OSE in the region of Afidnes and Dekelia, due north of Athens, revealed damages to the network four kilometres long, while losses were estimated at 280,000 euros.

The arrested suspects were brought before a public prosecutor.