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Police officer arrested on suspicion of corruption

Police said Wednesday they have arrested one of their own on suspicion of corruption.

In a statement, the force said the 41-year-old officer was arrested by the internal affairs unit as part of combating corruption.

Reports said the officer is suspected of passing on information relating to the drug squad.

The force’s leadership emphasised its will to enforce a zero-tolerance policy on corruption issues.

“We are determined to crack down on any form of corruption in our ranks,” said police spokesman Christos Andreou.

Andreou praised the Anti-Drug Police Unit (YKAN) for their actions, that led to the arrest of the 41-year-old officer, a police special constable.

“However,” he said “I want to assure that a few rotten apples do not represent the values of our police officers, whose honesty and responsibility are pillars of order in our society.”

 

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