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Iraqi refugee found with cocktail of drugs ready for sale

Police car (CM archives)

A 40-year-old Iraqi political refugee living in Ayia Napa was remanded for eight days by Famagusta court on Wednesday following the discovery of a cocktail of recreational drugs, all packaged for sale, in his possession.

Members of the Famagusta district drug squad on Tuesday evening, acting on information received, stopped the motorcycle the man was riding and after searching him found three nylon bags, each containing a gram of herbal cannabis. Also in his possession were three more nylon bags, each containing a gram of cocaine, with twelve ecstasy tablets completing the tally of drugs from the roadside check.

A follow up search of his house yielded 22 little bags each containing a gram of cannabis, a plastic container with a further eight grams, a cigarette packet with ten ecstasy tablets and a nylon package with another ten.

Two grinders, one containing half a gram of cannabis, the other with traces of cannabis were also uncovered as was €3,100 in cash, believed to be takings from the sale of drugs.

Police say the man is not cooperating with investigators.

 

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