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Busy day for the drug squad

Two brothers, 22 and 27, were arrested in Paralimni on Friday in connection with possession and trafficking of cocaine and cannabis.

Police were also seeking two more suspects, 23 and 36, for the case.

The brothers were arrested after police, in a bid to execute an arrest warrant relating to a different case, raided the 27-year-old’s home.

The two other suspects who were also in the house at the time managed to escape.

Police initially found a bag containing 11 grammes of cannabis while a subsequent search of the house came up with 23 grammes of cocaine, a gramme of cannabis, and €740 in cash.

Officers also found 500 grammes of cannabis in a car parked outside belonging to the 36-year-old.

Also Friday, drug squad officers arrested a 34-year-old British man and a local, 28, from Pervolia, Larnaca, on suspicion of possession of 96 grammes of cannabis.

Officers were planning to search the Briton’s house after receiving information he was dealing drugs.

The suspect was located on his bicycle not far from the house. Police said he dropped the bike and tried to escape through an adjacent field.

He was caught and a searched by officers who found 53 grammes of cannabis in his sock.

A search of his home came up empty. Shortly afterwards, the 28-year-old visited the house and was met by the officers. The suspect was carrying 43 grammes of cannabis, police said.

In Paphos, police arrested a 37-year-old caught in possession of 13 grammes of cannabis.

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