Police in Cyprus are stepping up efforts to stop illegal drag racing.
A crack-down in Dali’s industrial area that began late on Sunday and continued into the early hours Monday saw 10 drivers being given citations within less than two hours.
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However, what police sources have since revealed is of even greater concern is the large number of people going along to watch the races, with little regard for their personal safety.
The police presence put off many of the people watching in Dali–situated in the Nicosia district–with investigations also underway into whether some may be betting on the races.