Police patrols in the area of the Acropolis in the first ten days of the month resulted in 747 people being checked and eight arrests, police said Friday.

Most of the arrests were in regards to illegal immigrants with some relating to drug related charges. Police said they have launched a special operational plan for the western suburbs, the city center and the Acropolis to boost safety levels. In the city center, 1408 people were checked with 877 detained and 57 arrested.