Terrorist hit prevented in Greece

Terrorist hit prevented in Greece

 

By Spiros Sideris – Athens

A serious terrorist attack on October 4 with the possible targets the ship-owner Vangelis Marinakis, the president of the Union of Greek Shipowners Theodoros Veniamis, the businessman and president of the Greek Industrialists Federation, Theodoros Fessas, and against multinational companies with offices in Piraeus, perhaps even against the offices of the New Democracy, were planning the members of Maziotis’ group, that were connected with the hideout that was found in a garage in Byronas district, Athens.

Announcements on the case were made yesterday afternoon by the minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection Kikilias Claus and the Head of ELAS, Lieutenant Dimitris Tsaknakis, who actually made public the names that are included in the notes the 25 to 30 year old man, who was arrested, had in his possession.

He is accused of being involved in a terrorist car bomb attack, to the Bank of Greece, in April.

According to the information given, in the lease of the garage on the ground floor of a building in Byronas, they found fingerprints of the terrorist Nikos Maziotis, suggesting that the area had been rented by the terrorist, in June 2013, using a false identity. In fact the owner of the garage recognized him from a photograph.

Inside the garage police found the keys of the stolen Nissan Sunny, which was used for the explosion at the Bank of Greece, in April.

In the possession of the man who was arrested they found notes, in which there were references to potential targets.

In the names found in these notes are included the owner and president of FC Olympiakos Vangelis Marinakis, the businessman and president of the Greek Industrialists Federation, Theodoros Fessas and his wife Maria Tselenti, and phones numbers of the Industrialists Federation of Greek Shipowners, president of which the shipowner is Theodore Veniamis.

In addition, there were references to the company offices of Capital, Siemens and Info Quest, and the offices of the New Democracy, in Syggrou street.

The antiterrorist unit had been on alert in the last few days for a possible terrorist attack. Investigations brought results, but there is still concern, since the Heads of the organisations have not been apprehended.