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live The pictures of the Roma family from Katerini have been disseminated

18 March 2014 / 11:03:43  GRReporter
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By decision of the district prosecutor in Katerini the Greek police today made public the data of the Roma family, namely of Zoe Valinaki, aged 59 and Efstratios-Ioannis Arabatzis, aged 60, at whose house they found 11-month-old Sonia two weeks ago. For the first time the police officially announces that the woman who had given the baby to the Roma couple was Eleftheria Dimopoulou, the Roma woman, aged 41, who has become known as the supposed mother of "blond angel" Maria.

The previous police statement announced that a Roma woman from the town of Farsala who was already in prison on other charges had given the baby to the couple from Katerini. Since the three facts fully coincide with Eleftheria Dimopoulou even then there were suspicions that this woman was again involved in the trafficking of babies from Bulgaria. Dimopoulou is already in the women's wing of Korydallos prison on charges of kidnapping, baby trafficking and document fraud.

The Greek police believe to be on the trail of a new channel for baby trafficking and they have requested assistance from the Bulgarian authorities. Police sources claim that the investigation should be directed to the town of Nikolaevo near Stara Zagora, because the criminal group that supplies Greece with Roma babies from Bulgaria has transferred its activities there. So far, the group has been active in the gypsy quarters of Sliven.

Tags: Roma familyKaterini11-month-old babyEleftheria DimopoulouBaby traffickingTown of Nikolaevo
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