Cyprus Mail

Cypriot wanted by police arrested in Germany

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A Cypriot citizen wanted by the authorities since 2019 for financial crimes was arrested on Sunday in Germany and is being held there while awaiting extradition to the island.

The suspect is a 43-year-old man against whom a European arrest warrant was pending for a case investigated by the Famagusta Crime Investigation Department (CID) in 2019 that remains open.

Police spokesman Christos Andreou said the man faces charges of money laundering, theft, forgery, and circulation of a fake identification document.

“We have been cooperating closely with the German police to locate the man, who is now in custody and awaiting to be brought back to Cyprus,” Andreou told Cyprus Mail.

He also confirmed that the 43-year-old Cypriot man was arrested in the city of Neubrandenburg in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern by German police officers.

Famagusta CID started investigations into the case in 2019 by the following a complaint by a person working in the same company as the 43-year-old, but police officers were not able to locate him when they decided to bring him in for questioning until last Sunday.

Cypriot officials are set to travel to Germany in the coming days to bring him back to the island where his trial is awaiting.

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