March 20th, 2017A drug squad police sergeant has been given a suspended two-year jail sentence after he was found guilty of accepting more than €10,000 in kickbacks to look the other way after he arrested a man in 2012 with 1.5 kilos of cocaine.
The sergeant, Andreas Vryonis, was found guilty on nine of 26 charges. The Larnaca district court...
December 9th, 2016The drug squad arrested four men in two separate raids in Famagusta and Nicosia districts, confiscating cash and cannabis, police said Friday.
“At around 4pm yesterday (Thursday) members of the drug squad searched a house in a livestock farming area, in a Famagusta area village. Police on entering the house, spotted a 26-year-old...
May 11th, 2015By Constantinos Psillides
Hemp farmers are looking into suing the government after the drug squad seized around 1,600 hemp plants in a field in Avgorou last week and arrested the owner and a 42-old woman who sold him the seeds.
A source, who did not wish to be identified, told the Cyprus Mail that the plants were indeed hemp, which...
November 8th, 2013The house of a Famagusta police constable serving with the anti-drug squad YKAN was damaged in the early hours of Friday by a fire started by a Molotov cocktail, authorities said.
Police said that at about 1.30am, a rubbish collection crew put out the fire which had lightly damaged the house’s wall and water hoses.
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