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Police fire warning shots at fleeing car, driver arrested

A 43-year-old man was arrested in Limassol on Friday afternoon after police had to fire warning shots when he tried to flee, a police report said.

According to the report, acting on a tip, the drug squad placed the 43-year-old’s car under surveillance, and when he was called to stop for inspection in the Linopetra, Limassol, area, he tried to speed away, hitting two police cars in the process.

Following warning shots and shots at his car tyres, police were able to arrest the driver.

In the ensuing search, 350 grams of cocaine and €1,000 in cash were found on his person.

The suspect, who was known to the drug squad, was taken to Limassol police headquarters and questioned.

He is expected to be brought to the Limassol district court for a remand hearing on Saturday.

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