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16 arrests in Ionian Islands

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23 Ιανουαρίου 2023 / 11:02

CORFU. 16 arrests were made for various offences during police checks.

Between 18:00 on 20 January and 02:00 on 21 January police in Corfu, Zakynthos, Cephalonia and Lefkada carried out checks for the following:

- Theft and burglary
- Dangerous driving
- Violations of regulations at catering establishments
- Drug dealing
- Illegal immigrants

359 vehicles and 459 individuals were checked, leading to 16 arrests - 4 in Corfu, 9 in Zakynthos, 2 in Lefkada and 1 in Cephalonia - for the following offences:

- 4 for illegal residency
- 3 for driving without a licence
- 2 for possession of drugs
- 2 for attempted theft and damage to property
- 2 catering establishments for lack of proper health certificates
- 1 for outstanding court judgement
- 1 with an arrest warrant against them
- 1 for unruly behaviour

There were 142 driving offences, including the following:

- 1 driving under the influence
- 23 speeding
- 12 not wearing seat belts
- 12 not wearing crash helmet
- 7 using mobile phone whilst driving
- 2 running a red light
- 6 without driving licences
- 1 with uninsured vehicle
- 6 without MOT
 
16 vehicles were immobilised for driving without a licence, driving under the influence, not wearing crash helmets and being without MOT.

There were also 8 offences of smoking in no smoking areas. Police also confiscated a small amount of cannabis.