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Remands after ecstasy haul (updated)

Three men were remanded in custody for seven days by the Nicosia District Court on Saturday, following a search of their car that yielded 7,500 pills believed to be ecstasy.
According to Drug Squad (YKAN) head Stelios Sergides, agents acted on a tip-off which said that three men riding in a car from Larnaca to Nicosia had in their possession a large number of ecstasy pills. The agents spotted the car near the Rizoelia roundabout in Larnaca and followed it to Strovolos in Nicosia.
The car was pulled over by YKAN agents who found two travel bags containing 7,500 ecstasy pills in the trunk. The three men, a 46-year old Romanian national, his 24-year old son and a 29-year old Cypriot were placed under arrest.
Following a search in their residences, police found a pistol in the house of the 24-year old. According to Sergides, further investigation revealed that the 46-year old came to Cyprus from Amsterdam, via the Ercan Airport in Tympou.
All three deny any charges. Sergides added that the investigation will continue to determine whether they had any accomplices.
The Drug Squad head said that the 24-year old and the 29-year old have committed a number of other offences.

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