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Two British residents remanded on suspicion of operating cannabis grow house in villa

Two British permanent residents were remanded on Tuesday on suspicion of growing cannabis in Kathika, Paphos.

The pair, who were arrested on Monday evening, lived in one of two adjacent villas and had turned the other into a cannabis grow house. Police said they found approximately 80 cannabis plants up to 1.5 metres tall in one of the two premises.

Anti-drug squad YKAN said they found high-tech equipment in the house such as automatic irrigation, lighting and ventilation systems.
The husband, 50, who was remanded for eight days, admitted he took care of the indoor plantation for third parties that he was not identifying, police said. His wife, 50 was remanded for two days.

This was the third indoor drug bust by YKAN in the past few months. The last case was at a flat in the Yeroskipou area when a Greek-Cypriot was arrested, and 15 days ago in Simos village the largest-ever indoor grow house containing 350 cannabis plants was discovered. A British Cypriot, his Russian partner and her son that helped look after the plants were arrested in that instance.

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