Cyprus Mail

Remand after two women thought forced into marriages (updated)

A 25-year-old man believed to be involved in a case of trafficking who was stopped on Thursday at Larnaca airport was remanded for seven days on Friday.

Authorities on Wednesday received information that an 18-year-old European woman was being held at an unknown location in Nicosia against her will.

Around 1.40am on Thursday, officers checked the passports of two women, an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old, who were accompanied by the 25-year-old man. They were about to leave for a destination in Europe.

The two young women arrived in Cyprus on June 16 and allegedly married two third-country nationals during their stay, for which the 25-year-old paid them.

The man was arrested and the two women were questioned. The results of the investigation indicate they may be victims of human trafficking.

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