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Stolen police pistols found in Paphos

PAPHOS police have found two pistols stolen a couple of years ago from officers’ homes, it emerged on Wednesday.

The weapons, a Browning and an H&K USP, were found hidden, after a tip off, in a bush near the village of Ayia Varvara along with four empty magazines.

Paphos police spokesman Nicos Tsiappis said the pistols have been sent for ballistic tests to determine whether they had been used in any criminal acts.

The firearms had been stolen when the homes of officers were broken into in 2011 and 2012.

One of the guns was stolen on December 22, 2011, along with two magazines, 25 rounds, handcuffs, an expandable baton and various valuables.

The second pistol was stolen a year later, on November 24, with two magazines and 25 rounds.

The thieves also stole €1,500 in cash and various pieces of jewellery of unknown value.

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