Cyprus Mail
Crime Cyprus

Eight years for drug dealer

Central Prison

A 40-year-old man was on Thursday sentenced to eight years in jail after being found guilty of possession of one kilo of cocaine with intent to sell.

The case dates back to April of this year. On April 7, and acting on a tip, the Drug Squad waved down a car they were monitoring in Paphos district. Driving the vehicle was the 40-year-old.

The man disregarded the police and fled the scene. A chase ensued, during which the occupants in the vehicle – the man and a passenger, aged 44 – were seen throwing items out of the car.

Among the items discarded was a plastic package, later found to contain about 1.1kg of cocaine.

The same car was spotted later in the day by police in Nicosia. The driver was a 29-year-old. Trailing his car was a second vehicle, driven by a 25-year-old man.

Both were arrested on suspicion of being accessories after the fact, and detained. On April 8, police found and arrested the two men who had fled the previous day.

Related Posts

Coronavirus: Police issue 24 fines for decree violations

Staff Reporter

Man dies in Paphos road crash

George Psyllides

Census results to be delayed due to lack of staff

George Psyllides

Shoeboxes to make sure needy children get gifts at Christmas

Alix Norman

Technology can fuel growth and create jobs in Cyprus

Kyriacos Nicolaou

Cyprus to assume gas forum presidency

Kyriacos Nicolaou