Two women, aged 32 and 36, and a 22-year old man were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of possessing and distributing methamphetamine, police said.
According to police, drug squad officers received an anonymous tip saying that the two women were carrying the narcotic substances and were planning to deliver them. Officers located the two women in their car in Limassol and stopped them for a search.
The officers found 675 grammes of methamphetamine in the back of the car, wrapped in seven nylon bags, along with a scale. Upon questioning, the 36-year-old identified the 22-year-old as the alleged brains behind the operation and claimed that she was acting on his instructions.
A further search at her home yielded a small amount of cannabis and cocaine. The 22-year-old was arrested at his home in Limassol. Police found €4,285 in his possession, they said.
The 32-year-old, who was driving the car, denied any involvement.
Drug squad chief Stelios Sergides said methamphetamine was a highly dangerous narcotic substance, one that was highly addictive and detrimental to human health. He stressed that battling methamphetamine was one of the drug squad’s priorities, thanks to the increasing number of users that apply for treatment.