A 40-year-old Larnaca resident who was arrested on Wednesday in Paphos after a large number of pesticides were found in the car he was driving was remanded for three days on Thursday.
According to police, the man was arrested at around 5pm when during a search in the rental car he was driving in Paphos officers found in the back seat, under a blanket, 461 packages containing substances believed to be pesticides. All packages had labels and instructions in Turkish. Both the car and the pesticides were confiscated.
The suspect initially claimed that the pesticides were purchased in the north but later said he had bought them from a Turkish Cypriot in the government controlled areas.
The 40-year-old was arrested in the past for similar offences and another case is pending against him in court.