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Police seek second suspect after import of cannabis (updated)


A man arrested late on Wednesday in Dromolaxia in connection with the import of four kilos of cannabis was remanded in police custody for eight days on Thursday while police are still looking for another man.

According to a police statement, around 5pm a 25-year-old resident of Larnaca picked up a package at a courier service in Dromolaxia which had arrived from Greece.

Members of the drug squad who stopped him after he left found four kilos of cannabis in the parcel.

It was addressed to another person and the 25-year-old told police he was going to hand it over to a 30-year-old man from Larnaca.

In possession of the 25-year-old a mobile phone and two cards were found, one of which with the number that was written on the package as the recipient’s contact telephone number.

The arrested man is believed to be part of a drug-trafficking gang. He gave the drug squad a number of explanations which will be investigated.

Police will also search two houses in Dromolaxia and take statements from friends and family of the suspect and from the courier service. Europol will be asked for help with the case.

An arrest warrant was issued against the 30-year-old who is wanted by police.

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