A 39-year-old man who was arrested, together with his 34-year-old girlfriend, in Thessaloniki is said to be an associate of Vassilis Paleokostas.
They were located in the area Passersbyon Thursday afternoon, during a random check by the Crime Prevention and Suppression Team (OPKE).
Police officers stopped the passenger car in which the couple was riding and during an on-site investigation, inside the vehicle they found a gun and drug pills.
A house search ensued where a military type weapon was found Kalashnikov and a sum of money of approximately €5,000, in collared banknotes. An authoritative source told GRTimes that the 39-year-old is known to the prosecuting authorities as an associate of the fugitive, Vasilis Paleokostas.
According to the police, the arrested person had helped the wanted Baripoinite to escape with helicopter from Korydallos prisons.
The 39-year-old, together with the 34-year-old woman, were referred to an investigator as they are accused of possession of a weapon, in the degree of a felony, of carrying a weapon and possession of drugs, in the degree of a misdemeanor.