6 men gunned down in Loutsa were part of a criminal ring abroad; 2 homes searched in Attica
5 of the 6 dead men carried fake French identification, while the sixth one was identified through fingerprints. They were identified following direct communication and collaboration with Europol and Interpol, as well as through direct contacts with French and Turkish police.
According to the same sources, Greek police found the house in Artemida where the victims stayed the last few days. A search was carried out at the house in the presence of a judicial official on Tuesday, and the findings have been sent for laboratory analysis.
The six men's cellphones are being examined by police, while the car they used when they were gunned down originates in Germany. It had fake German license plates and belongs to a Romanian citizen, who had given it to the victims.
The attackers, sources said, appeared to have used four firearms, two of which were types of pistols.
In a separate incident on Monday, a Turkish national was arrested at the Athens International Airport and is being investigated for possible connections to the crime in Artemida. The man lives in Greece legally and planned to travel to Mytilini on Lesvos island on a ticket issued in his name an hour after the murders. (The crime took place at 18:30 on Monday, the ticket was issued at 19:30 for a 21:00 flight, and he was arrested at the airport at 20:30.) Officials found in his possession four 9 mm cartridges and two fake Portuguese identifications.
The house he stayed in in Paleo Faliro, the coastal town south of Athens, is also being searched.
Police sources said investigations continue, while anything funneled to public opinon in relation to the case is not the official stance of the Greek police, neither does it necessarily reflect reality.
More specifically the 6 men shot dead on Monday in the town of Artemida (Loutsa) in Eastern Attica were members of the Dalton mafia led by Turkish criminal Baris Boyun, who has reportedly found refuge in Italy.
The story has made the headlines in the Turkish Hurriyet and Millyet news outlets, and the victims’ names became public.
TikTok videos were also shared with people celebrating the gang members’ deaths with red “X”s splattered over photos of the dead men.
The victim’s shot were identified as Doruk Ersu Buyuktunc, Abdurrahman Tekru, Omer Kanza, Ozan Kaan Tozlu, Barıs Cagan, and Burak Tahmaz, all members of Boyun’s gang.
Boyun is known for leading gangs with hitmen riding motorcycles based in Istanbul Turkey. This was not the first time him and his gang were attacked abroad.
Boyun’s name became famous in the streets of Istanbul after his gang attacked individuals with whom they had disagreements over drug trafficking and revenue sharing.
When the police hunted him down, he fled abroad. His gang continued performing illegal activities in the city.