Greek businessman kidnapped at Piraeus port

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-28 00:53:00|Editor: Chengcheng
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ATHENS, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- A Greek businessman was kidnapped on Thursday at Piraeus port, according to Greek national news agency AMNA.

The 50-year-old man, named N.M, who owns a company importing tobacco and alcohol products for embassies and ships, was forced into a car by four individuals, witnesses told police officers who are investigating the case.

According to police sources, the four perpetrators were wearing clothes similar to the uniforms of a special Greek police unit.

The incident happened about one kilometer from the cruise terminal and it was not clear yet whether his family has been contacted for ransom.

Kidnappings are not reported often in Greece. In October 2017 in a rare case for the country, a Greek businessman was freed during a police operation.

Michalis Lempidakis, co-owner of a plastics company, was found in good condition six months after his abduction near his home on Crete island.

Twelve people were arrested and are currently on trial. The kidnappers had asked 100 million euros (114.2 million U.S. dollars) in cash as ransom from his family. (1 euro = 1.14 U.S. dollars)