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Police campaign sees 11 booked after positive narcotests


A total of 11 drivers were found driving under the influence of drugs during a two-week police campaign that finished on Sunday.

At around 1am on Sunday a 28-year-old driver was stopped by police in Paphos. As she had no paper to justify why she was out after curfew she was charged, while a narcotest proved positive. She and her car were taken to the Paphos police station.

Also, at around 3am a 20-year-old driver was stopped in Nicosia. She was also found to be driving under the influence of drugs, and was also charged for breaking the curfew, and for being in possession of the small amount of cannabis also found in the car.

From February 20 to 27, three other drivers, aged 24, 25 and 35, were found to be under the influence of drugs when they were stopped by police in Larnaca and Paphos.

In another incident, a 36-year-old driver tested positive to a narcotest after he was stopped on Artemidos Avenue in Larnaca for speeding.

Two more cases were found on February 15, one concerning a 30-year-old in Paphos and the other a 25-year-old in Larnaca.

On February 11 three drivers showed a positive narcotest – a 45-year-old and a 26-year-old in Larnaca and a 32-year-old in Paphos. Further examination against the latter showed he was driving on an expired learner’s licence without insurance. All three were also fined for breaking coronavirus decrees.

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