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Two remanded after police raid cannabis production site (updated)

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Two men, 61 and 62, were remanded for eight days on Tuesday in connection with the discovery of a cannabis production site in Limassol.

A 60-year-old woman, who was also arrested related to the case was released, police said.

The site was discovered following a tip off on Monday, with officers searching two premises in the district.

In one of the premises, the drug squad found a large number of cannabis plants in plastic pots, as well as a large quantity of green dry cannabis.

Two men aged 61 and 62, who were at the premises were arrested.

Officers also found various equipment for the cultivation of the plants, including special lighting systems, ventilation, drainage devices, water tanks, as well as various other items.

A large sum of money in bills that appear to be fake was also confiscated, police said.

Eight cannabis plants were also discovered in a specially designed room in the second building.

The suspects seem to have meddled with the electricity supply meter of both premises to steal electricity from EAC.

Following searches into the houses of the two suspects, police found 10 grammes of cannabis and one grinder in the home of the 62-year-old, which led to the arrest his partner, 60, who was present during the search.

 

 

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