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Paphos police detain 61-year old man for blackmailing

April 13, 2019 at 5:28pm
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Police in Paphos district have arrested a 61-year old man in connection with a case involving money lending and legalising revenue from illegal activities.

According to available information, the 61-year old is said to have lent 3,500 euro to a 30-year old man, on 16th February this year, with the latter promising to return 4,000 euro. The younger man is said to have given the older man the title deeds of his three cars as collateral.

On February 18, the 30-year old gave the 61-year old 1,800 euro and he was given back one of the title deeds. On 8th March, the younger man returned 850 euro and got back a second title deed.

On April 2nd, the 30-year old visited the 61-year old again, and gave him 400, telling him he would be back the same day to give him another 100.

The 61-year old apparently did not accept the money and told the 30-year old he wanted another 4,000 euro, blackmailing him and threatening him with violence.

Police issued an arrest warrant against the 61-year old, who was arrested and detained.

Paphos CID continues its investigations.