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European arrest warrant executed for drug offences

October 12, 2018 at 5:03pm
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A 63 year old man from Limassol was arrested under a European arrest warrant as he was trying to leave from Larnaca Airport on Friday.

He is wanted in Greece for participation in a criminal organisation and various drug  related offences including possession and trafficking.

He appeared before Larnaca court which decided he remain in police custody until October 18 when the procedure to extradite him will begin.

The Cyprus News Agency said the case concerns six tons of processed cannabis which was found on a ship that had sailed from Syria heading to Malta and was stopped by Greek coastguard south of Crete.