Two people were arrested for attempted arson and possession of explosives as part of an investigation by the State Security Sub-Directorate of the Thessaloniki Security Directorate.
Among other things, a grenade, pyrotechnic devices, quantities of cannabis and a number of electronic devices (computers, USB, mobile phones) were confiscated and sent for laboratory testing.
Specifically, in the early morning hours today (27-05-2020), the 28-year-old was found riding a bicycle in Kalamaria and persistently observing an apartment building in the area, in which after a while the 27-year-old deposited two improvised objects on the ground. explosive-explosive devices, which he attempted to activate using a flame.
Police officers of the above Service moved immediately and stopped him, despite the strong resistance he put up. Shortly afterwards, the 28-year-old was found in the city center on the same bicycle and was arrested.
Investigations followed in 4 houses in the city center where the detainees were staying, where they were found and confiscated:
4 pyrotechnic constructions,
grenade – tear gas,
slingshot and 3 metal bolts,
plastic bottles with flammable material,
quantities of cannabis, and
laptops, hard-disks, USB, mobile phones, cameras, which will be sent for laboratory testing.
Another 10 (10) people were recruited as part of the investigations.
A criminal case has been filed against the detainees for a criminal organization, attempted explosion, attempted arson, construction and possession of explosives that could have endangered a person, violation of gun laws, photovoltaics and drugs, resistance and disobedience.
The detainees will be taken to the competent Prosecutor.