Greek authorities are reportedly targeting more suspicious non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as an investigation into espionage, human smuggling, and tax evasion continues to expand in scope.
A total of 33 suspects tied to four NGOs were rounded up in late September amid an extensive probe conducted by Greek intelligence and counter-terrorism agencies, as Infowars Europe has reported extensively.
The Greek National Intelligence Service has now identified three more NGOs with "suspicious backgrounds and shady transactions," according to LiFO.
“The first analysis of the data showed that the specific three organizations do not have VAT and bank accounts in Greece, with their roles being considered at least suspicious. Thus, all their activity has come under the microscope and developments are expected soon,” the outlet reports.
“Additionally, there is a case of an NGO in Lesvos, which has not only encroached on a public area, part of which is forest, but also does not have a license to establish and operate organized social services.”
Organizations operating without designated tax (VAT) identification numbers are effectively ‘ghost entities,’ making their financial transactions difficult to trace.
At least 313 NGOs working in the field of immigration are currently operating in Greece, according to Proto Thema.
Auditors have determined tens of millions of dollars are flowing to these groups from national and European programs and sponsorships, while their activities and accounting remain shadowy at best.
German MP Petr Bystron recently brought Infowars Europe to visit a location in Berlin believed to serve as headquarters for multiple NGOs implicated in the widening scandal.
"It's a big business. They [German government] are distributing 50 billion euro a year – and this is just the number they are admitting, so we can guess it's maybe 100 billion euro a year – to organizations," Bystron said.
Bystron credits Infowars Europe as being "the first" international outlet to cover the sweeping NGO takedown after reports first surfaced in Greek media in late September.
Infowars Europe reports from the scene of a clash between German police and Antifa in Berlin after authorities evicted dozens of left-wing radicals from a squat house that had been occupied for decades.
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