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Three arrests after man stopped with 9kg cocaine (updated)

The cocaine seized by police

Two men and a woman were remanded in custody for eight days on Thursday in Limassol in connection with possession of close to nine kilos of cocaine and two cannabis plants.

The suspects, a 48-year-old Greek national, a Greek Cypriot, 38, and his partner, 42, from Russia, were arrested on Wednesday afternoon during a police operation in Limassol.

Two of the suspects, the 48-year-old and the 38-year-old, had been placed under surveillance by police following a tip about a drug deal that was planned for Wednesday.

At around 3pm, the 38-year-old drove to a particular area in Germasoyia and then left. Shortly afterwards, officers spotted the 48-year-old approaching the area on a motorcycle.

The man was intercepted and was found in possession of a box with eight packages wrapped in tape which contained 8.835 kilos of cocaine.

He was arrested and his home was searched with officers collecting various items.

Following that, drug squad officers carried out a search of the 38-year-old’s home in the presence of his partner, as he was absent at the time.

They found three cannabis plants between 1.30 and 1.80 metres tall. Upon his return, the man saw the police and tried to flee the scene but officers caught up with him shortly afterwards.

The pair were both placed under arrest.









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