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Arrest in connection with theft of bullets

Paphos Police HQ

Paphos police on Thursday arrested a 27-year-old man wanted in connection with the theft of a massive consignment of ammunition.

Police said the man also had pending against him arrest warrants in relation to other cases, including for transport and use of a firearm and explosives, as well as for causing serious bodily harm.

A day earlier, authorities had located in Limassol a little more than 15,000 bullets reported stolen from a cargo container last month.

Police said these were among the 50,000 shotgun cartridges (worth €11,000) and 114,000 9mm rounds (worth €17,000) stolen sometime between October 5 and 19, from a container owned by a licensed importer.

The bullets were found Wednesday in a metal box buried in a location in the Amathounda area of Limassol. Together with the ammo, police also found a loaded revolver and an airgun. Authorities said, however, that the weapons were unrelated to the reported theft.

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