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Two arrests in Limassol after stolen BMW found

Two men, aged 34 and 21, have been arrested in Limassol after police nabbed the older man in a stolen car and later drugs in the home of both, they said.

Limassol CID chief Yiannis Soteriades told the Cyprus News Agency that police had spotted the BMW and believed it to be one that has been stolen last month during a burglary at a Limassol home.

The vehicle was put under surveillance and when it was parked at a local supermarket, police checked it out, finding that it was the stolen vehicle but with fake licence plates. They arrested the 34-year-old and during a subsequent search of his home, police found the 21-year-old and also an 18-year-old there.

They also found cannabis joint, a crusher with traces of the drug, a precision scales with a quantity of white substance on it, believed to be methamphetamine, weighing approximately one gramme.

The 21-year-old also had half a gramme of cannabis on his person.

A search of his house later on uncovered 44 small packages containing an unknown crystalline substance with a total weight of about 40 grammes, an amount of green dried cannabis plant material weighing five grammes, a precision scale, plus 420 factory-made firecrackers, and a stolen motorbike in the yard.

Police said there was also evidence that the 34-year-old was involved in the burglary last month when the BMW, worth €30,000 was stolen. They also found two shotguns, a wallet and stolen silverware at his house.


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