Three people have been arrested in Limassol on suspicions of drugs possession.
The three were caught by police who had put them under surveillance. When they moved in to arrest a 27-year-old driving a car, he sped up and fled the scene with officers in pursuit.
Police said, as the car fled, the driver threw a nylon bag out of the window which they said contained what appeared to be cocaine. Around a kilo of the substance was recovered, they said.
At some point, the 27-year-old abandoned the car he was in and attempted to get into another, which was driven by a 20-year-old. There was a passenger in the car, also 20. But before they could get away, the trio was arrested.