Greek police nab nine Sect of Revolution suspected terrorists
ounter-terrorism police raided hideouts across Greece belonging to terrorism group Sect of Revolutionaries, confiscating a cache of guns and explosives and arresting at least nine people, reports said Sunday.
Police officials said three machine guns, seven handguns, grenades and 50 kg of explosive powder and 200 grams of TNT were discovered in a basement apartment in the Athens suburb of Nea Smyrni.
In another apartment in the main port of Pireaus and in the central Greek town of Agrinio, investigators uncovered smaller quantities of weaponry which they believe belongs to the same group.
Police were conducting more searches in other locations around Athens, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki and on the southern Mediterranean island of Crete.
Officials said the weapons found were similar to the kind used by left-wing guerrilla group Sect of Revolutionaries, which claimed responsibility for the slaying of Sokratis Giolas, an investigative journalist and an anti-terrorist police officer.