A 42-year-old man was arrested in Paphos on suspicion of illegal possession of burglary tools, police said on Wednesday.
The arrest occurred after officers stopped the suspect’s car for a check on Tuesday during patrols in the district.
Police examinations revealed the man had applied for political asylum and was staying in the island legally.
During a search in his car, officers found a gold club, a sharp knife, several screwdrivers, metal scissors and a saw which were confiscated as burglary tools.
He is also being investigated for possession of an offensive weapon and carrying a knife.