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Police seize 6.5kg of cannabis, arrest four in Paphos

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Paphos police arrested four men in connection with the possession of 6.5 kilos of cannabis on Tuesday afternoon during an operation in which police were forced to fire shots in a bid to stop the suspects.

Following a tip-off, members of the drug squad tried to stop a vehicle in Gianni Kranidioti street at 3.25pm.

The driver accelerated in a bid to escape, hitting three police cars and slightly injuring one of the officers. Police fired shots during the chase, one in the air and one at the car, to force him to stop.

The driver, a 30-year-old man, was accompanied by two others, aged 31 and 26. All are residents of Larnaca.

During a search of their vehicle, police found one kilo of cannabis. Police were also given information implicating another suspect, a 37-year-old, who was located at 5.20pm driving in Paphos.

He initially presented a fake ID but the real documents were found later at his home which was searched with his written consent.

A search was then conducted at a warehouse to which the suspect had the key inside which police found 5.5 kilos of cannabis and €6.165.


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