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Caroline Crouch killed by husband 'after discovering he was smuggling drugs'


Greek police fear that Brit mum Caroline Crouch's husband killed her after she found out he was using his helicopter to smuggle drugs for cartels.


Caroline, 20, was killed by pilot Babis Anagnostopoulos, 33, at their family home in Athens while their baby daughter cried nearby.


He has admitted ending the young Brit's life before allegedly staging a burglary and killing their pet dog Roxy to death to cover up the crime.


Investigators are now scrutinising his finances after suspicions were raised about how he managed to fund the couple's lavish lifestyle.


The pair had recently been on a luxury holiday to Dubai and bought a £147,000 dream home in Greece that officers believe may have been paid for through his involvement with drugs.


The pilot has admitted killing young Brit mum Caroline after a heated row (Image: Babis Anagnostopoulos/Instagram)

Police are now reportedly concerned that Caroline may have found out about her husband's activities and disapproved.


A source revealed that the pilot had become increasingly controlling with his wife and even placed a tracking app on her phone, The Sun reports.


The source added that he was also following her to therapy sessions because he was allegedly afraid of her speaking out.


"The way she was murdered suggests she was physically and symbolically shut up," they said.


Caroline’s dad David Crouch told the paper that his daughter had strong morals and would have threatened to leave her husband had she discovered drugs involvement.


Anagnostopoulos wore a bulletproof vest to court last week as crowds of locals shouted "rot in hell" at him(Image: ALEXANDROS VLACHOS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)


He added that he believed there was "some foundation" to rumours swirling in the local press that the pilot was linked to drug cartels.


After lying to the police for weeks, Anagnostopoulos apologised for smothering his wife to death with a pillow, claiming he "lost his temper."


But he is likely to argue that his wife was being "verbally and physically aggressive towards him", according to local reports.


If he manages to convince a jury that the killing was unplanned, he could see a life sentence reduced to just 15 years behind bars.




Credit: Read more from mirror.co.uk



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