Commercial, Public Service

Greek Fugitive Found

By Staff Writer | August 21, 2008

Police, Tourism

Vassilis Paleokostas, charged with kidnapping , robbery and other crimes, escaped from a high-security prison in June 2006, using a helicopter. He was re-apprehended late Wednesday night by police tracing the marked ransom money. Paleokostas and an Albanian convict Alket Rizaj were flown by helicopter on June 4, 2006 from the courtyard of Korydallos prison. The helicopter dropped the pair off near a cemetery not far from the prison. Police said two accomplices had hired the sightseeing helicopter and then threatened the helicopter’s pilot with a pistol and a hand grenade, forcing him to land in the prison yard before taking the two inmates. For related news

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