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A 39-year old man in custody on drug offences

May 11, 2019 at 9:00am
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A 39-year old man is in police custody in connection with the import of cannabis, weighing more than 25 kilos, in October last year.

The man was arrested last night following information police had secured from a 34-year old woman who was arrested on 25th October 2018 when police found 25 kilos and 300 grams of cannabis in her luggage, on arrival at Pafos airport. She is still in custody, awaiting trial.

The Cyprus police issued a European arrest warrant against the 39 year old, who was arrested in Greece in December 2018. Following an extradition application by Nicosia, police officers went to Greece and escorted him back to Cyprus, where he was arrested late last night.

Police are investigating a case against him, relating to conspiracy to commit an offence, illegal import of drugs, illegal possession of drugs and illegal possession of drugs with intent to supply them to others.

Pafos police are investigating the case.