Weapons and ammunition found at Xanthi Mosque

Imam of Mosque has been detained by Greek police

Greek authorities are on alert after weapons and ammunition were found at a Mosque in the city of Xanthi in the eastern Macedonia and Thrace regions in the north of Greece. According to reports by newspaper “Kathimerini”, Greek intelligence officers detected the weapons after receiving tips and proceeded to investigate a Mosque in the village of Iliopetra of the Topiros municipality. After entering the Mosque the police discovered two hidden pistols, one of which had a silencer, as well as a large number of bullets. The Imam was taken to the local prosecutor, and according to protothema.gr he has been detained for possession of illegal weapons. The pistols were sent to police headquarters in Athens to see if they had been used in criminal activities. Police also found a hunting rifle in the Mosque, while Greek government officials and the Ministry for the Citizens’ Protection have been informed. Just yesterday, a self-exiled former editor in chief of Turkish newspaper had posted on his twitter feed that the number of Turkish secret intelligence operatives had increased in Greece.