The drug squad arrested three men, one 29-year-old and two 32-year-olds, on Sunday in Sotira, Famagusta, in connection with the illegal possession of drugs.
The authorities said they were monitoring the car of the 29-year-old from Sotira following a tip-off that a drug deal was about to take place.
A car with the two 32-year-olds approached, the driver from Avgorou and passenger from Xylofagou. The police said that they parked temporarily next to the 29-year-old, and left.
The drug squad say they followed and stopped the 29-year-old, finding three little bags of cocaine weighing a total of five grammes.
The officers then prepared to search the 29-year-old’s home. Just before the drug squad could begin, they said that both 32-year-olds arrived at the scene and were stopped. Once they saw police, they attempted to escape at high speed.
Their car was eventually trapped and immobilised. The two 32-year-olds were searched and found to have 0.5 grammes of cannabis and €3,300.
The driver also tested positive for drugs.
A four-day detention order was issued against the three men, who refused to make a statement.