Trio killed Cretan merchant
Police on Crete yesterday detained a 33-year-old Greek and two Syrians, aged 15 and 26, alleged to be linked to the kidnapping of a 50-year-old local businessman whose charred remains were found near his home in Iraklio in May. According to police, Yiannis Kypriotakis’s kidnappers probably killed him after he recognized one of them. A few hours before police found Kypriotakis’s remains, the kidnappers had collected a ransom of 155,000 euros from the businessman’s wife. Officers found some of the pre-marked bills delivered to the kidnappers in May in a raid on the suspects’ homes.