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Eight-day remand for two men in connection with 10kg cannabis find

The Limassol district court on Thursday issued an eight-day remand against two men, one aged 29 and the other, his stepfather, aged 41, who were arrested on Wednesday after they were allegedly found in possession of about 10 kilos of cannabis, as well as a large quantity of untaxed cigarettes and tobacco and around €18,000 in cash.

On Wednesday afternoon, members of the drug squad Ykan stopped the two men’s car on a Limassol road for a routine search, finding around 800 grammes and €1,945 in cash on the 29-year-old, who was also driving the car.

A subsequent search of the car brought to discovery an additional 14 grammes of cannabis, a grinder and a precision scale with traces of the substance on it, police said. All the items were immediately seized.

After securing a court warrant, police officers searched the two men’s premises, where they found another 9.5 kilos of cannabis and several boxes of untaxed cigarettes and loose tobacco, for which the customs department was informed and undertook an investigation.

Police investigations continued at a rural house in a village in the Limassol district, where the 29-year-old man occasionally resides. A quantity of cannabis weighing approximately six grammes and the sum of €15,750 were found and seized.

Arrest warrants were immediately issued against the two men and both were taken under custody to facilitate the investigations.

On Thursday morning they were brought before the Limassol district court, which approved the police’s request for their eight-day remand.

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