A 27-year-old man accused of consistently supplying two sisters, aged 15 and 13, and two other underaged girls with crystal meth and heroin was remanded for seven days by the Limassol court on Monday.
The man confessed earlier in the day. He was arrested and placed in custody last Thursday.
Speaking to the media after the confession, the head of Ykan drug squad Michalis Katsounotos said the man initially provided the authorities with a false identity and age, as he originally said he was 22 years old, and had to appear in front of the Limassol court a second time.
Initially, the older sister went to a local police station with her mother and a social worker seeking to enter a rehab programme on April 3 but didn’t provide information as to where she was finding drugs.
However, when her 13-year-old sister passed out due to drug use, the two started cooperating with the police.
According to a statement they gave to the police last week, a 27-year-old man had frequently supplied them with meth and heroin at his house.
The suspect was placed under surveillance and was arrested late Thursday with a small quantity of crystal meth in his possession.
Speaking to CyBC on Saturday, Katsounotos said there has been a rise in hard drug use among youths in recent months, especially in cocaine and crystal meth.