Fugitive from Patras prison arrested at Krystallopigi border station

A 30-year-old convict that had escaped from Patras prison has been arrested at the border station in Krystallopigi, Florina, on Greece’s northwestern border.

The fugitive, an Albanian national sentenced to 15.5 years for drug-dealing, had been granted a furlough but failed to return to the prison.

Police checking passports at the Krystallopigi border located him while he was attempting to enter Greece.