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Man arrested after police find 1 kg of cannabis in car

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A 32-year-old man was arrested early on Thursday after Limassol drug squad found about a kilo of cannabis in his car.

Police had put the man under surveillance following a tip-off that he was dealing drugs. Officers spotted the man, who was in his car, around 7pm on Wednesday, meeting with a 26-year-old man and two other people in a second car in a specific area in Limassol.

After the meeting, police signalled to him to stop but the suspect instead reversed, hitting the front of a police car and then increased speed and fled the scene.

His vehicle was spotted later with a plastic bag inside containing about a kilo of cannabis.

Another bag was found nearby with 17grammes of cannabis and a scale.

The 32-year-old was arrested in early morning hours on Thursday. He is faced with charges related to illegal drug possession, possession with the intend to deal, drug use and conspiracy to commit a crime.

 

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