Police on Wednesday evening arrested four people on suspicion of entering the Republic illegally and a fifth on suspicion of assisting them, philenews reported.
During a patrol, around 10 pm on Wednesday, members of the police spotted a car moving inside fields near the buffer zone in Nicosia and stopped it.
The driver was a 41 year old, while the passengers, three men and a woman were identified as third-country nationals.
According to police, the passengers refused to provide identification, however the officers managed to find their details after searching their travel documents.
The five people were detained pending inquiries.