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Third arrest for large drug haul at crossing point (updated)

A 25-year-old woman was remanded for three days on Saturday as the third suspect in connection with a large haul of illegal drugs at the Ayios Dometios crossing point.

Police said information emerged against the Nicosia resident during investigations of the case and she was arrested on Friday afternoon.

For the same case, two other suspects remain in custody. These are a 35-year-old woman who was remanded for six days on Thursday and a 41-year-old man who was remanded for eight days on Tuesday.

Investigation began when customs officers stopped the man’s car for inspection as he was trying to cross to the government-controlled areas from the Ayios Dometios crossing point in Nicosia on Monday.

Police said the 41-year-old, a resident of the north, was caught with about 10kg of illegal drugs.

In total, 8.641kg of methamphetamine, 1.546kg of cocaine and 293g of heroin were found and confiscated during the search.

An unidentified liquid substance weighing 378g and 69g of plant material were also found, police added.

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