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Three arrested on suspicion of procuring vehicles destined for Syria (Updated)

Police on Monday arrested a foreign national in Larnaca suspected of being involved in the transport of vehicles to war-torn Syria through the breakaway state in the north of the island.

The vehicles were transported to Turkey and their final destination was Syria, police said.

Two other foreign nationals were arrested in Limassol.

“So far there is no connection with anything else,” police spokesman Andreas Angelides said.

The three suspects were arrested during a police operation in Larnaca and Limassol.

In Larnaca, officers searched the home of a 37-year-old who was detained for questioning.

“It appears he is involved in the transport of two vehicles to the occupied areas and then Turkey with Syrian being the final destination, a fact that he admitted during questioning,” Angelides said.

In Limassol, police arrested two men aged 39 and 38, who were arrested in connection with illegal possession of property after officers found mobile phones, two computers and two tablets.

The two men were expected to be released later on Monday.


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