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Man remanded after smuggling cocaine in his stomach


A 39-year-old man from Poland who was arrested on Friday after he admitted to the police he had smuggled bags of cocaine into Cyprus in his stomach was remanded on Saturday for six days.

The incident emerged after the man was found Friday morning in the departure lounge of the Larnaca airport doubled over with spasms in his stomach. The 39-year-old told police who rushed to assist him that on August 1 he had arrived in Cyprus carrying bags of cocaine in his stomach, which he later gave to other people. He said he was worried some of the cocaine had remained in his stomach. Following medical tests at the Larnaca hospital, doctors said his stomach was clear.

Police said that the man had arrived from Warsaw on August 1 and had stayed in a Limassol hotel. During questioning he told police that he transferred the cocaine weighing 300 grams in his stomach, and it was the second time he had done so. On July 16 he had carried a kilo of cocaine, also in his stomach. He told police he gave this quantity to various people in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol.


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