Caroline Crouch's killer husband 'smuggled drugs in chopper for cartels’ & 'shut her up' when she found out, cops fear
GREEK cops fear Caroline Crouch's killer husband was using his chopper to smuggle drugs for cartels and wanted to shut her up when she found out.
An investigation has already been launched on Babis Anagnostopoulos' finances as his lavish lifestyle has sparked suspicion over potential drug involvement.
The couple had recently been on a lavish holiday to Dubai and, had also spent £47,000 on land and designed a £140,000 dream home.
And now police officers, previously in charge of the inquiry, believe 20-year-old Crouch 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 tracing app on her phone.
The source added that he was also escorting her to therapy sessions because he was reportedly afraid of her speaking out.
"The way she was murdered suggests she was physically and symbolically shut up.''
It has been reported that the young mum was so terrified of her husband that she was always double-checking the door was shut during her therapy sessions, fearing Babis could hear her.
Meanwhile Caroline’s dad, David Crouch told The Sun his daughter had a strong ''sense of right and wrong'' and would have threatened to leave her husband had she found out he was involved.
He added he believed there was ''some foundation'' to rumours in the Greek press that the killer pilot was also linked to drug smuggling.
Last week a source of crime journalist Angeliki Nikolouli hinted that Caroline might had seen something that shocked her.
It is believed that the young Brit was using her coded diary to record the abusive behaviour of her husband.
But her husband who is currently in the ''VIP'' wing in Korydallos prison, insisted his wife was not keeping a diary.
The 33-year-old confessed to strangling his wife last month, during a heated argument, after she vowed to leave him.
He has since apologised for his crimeand admitted he "lost his temper."
However Greek cops have hinted publicly they believe the pilot's motive was different.
''I am not persuaded that this is a crime conducted in a fit of rage, a crime of passion,'' said Thanassis Katineropoulos who heads the union of Greek police officers.
''I believe it was premeditated,'' he told Open TV.
''I hope the investigating magistrate goes all the way so the truth can be learned and justice rendered.''
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