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Comatose teen dies in Limassol hospital

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A comatose teenager died in hospital on Thursday, a day before he turned 18, after he suffered a heart attack, brought about by drugs.

Three men from Syria were remanded in custody earlier this week in connection with the case including a 28-year-old man believed to have supplied the teenager with MDMA at a café in Trachoni, Limassol, as well as the cafeteria’s manager, aged 39.

The two were remanded for eight days while the third suspect, aged 25 was remanded for seven days. They face charges including supplying, possessing and illegal use of narcotics.

The developments mean manslaughter may be added to the charge sheet, deputy drug squad chief Stelios Sergides said.

On Sunday, the teenager suffered a heart attack after taking the drugs and was taken to Limassol general hospital. Due to the severity of his condition, he was transferred to Nicosia general hospital where he died on Thursday shortly after noon.

In a separate development, police arrested another four people after six kilos of cannabis were found in Trachoni.

Officers in cooperation with the British bases police stopped a vehicle in Trachoni after a tip off. The 41-year-old driver was found with two kilos of cannabis and nothing was subsequently found when his home was searched.

The residence of his 37-year-old brother, also in Trachoni was also searched and another four kilos of cannabis were found.

 

Police obtained witness statements relating to another two people, aged 36 and 40.

 

All were arrested and questioned and are expected to be taken before Limassol district court on Friday for a remand order.

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