TWO MEN were remanded in custody for eight days by the Limassol District Court, in connection with the smuggling of 3.5 kilos of cocaine.
The two men, a 63-year-old man of French descent and a 23-year-old Greek Cypriot were arrested after police found a travel bag containing the smuggled drug.
According to police, the 63-year-old came to Cyprus on February 1 and met with a person who gave him an address in Linopetra, Limassol District. The man was told to deliver the drugs to that address but couldn’t find the street so he called for additional information. He was told to take the bag to a remote location near the village.
Police were tipped off about the drug exchange and located the man wandering near the pick-up point. Upon his arrest the man told police that he had already delivered the travelling bag and gave a description of it. After combing the area, police located the bag under a pile of tree branches.
Police officers also confiscated €900 the 63-year-old had in his possession.
The 63-year-old gave police the piece of paper with the address written on it, which led to the arrest of the 23-year-old Greek Cypriot.
The 23-year old, according to the police, had a criminal record and had been arrested previously in relation with drug smuggling cases.
Police are trying to locate the person who gave the 63-year old the delivery address.