The two suspects accused of setting fire to the evidence room at the Limassol court last year pleaded guilty on Wednesday and will be sentenced on April 27, police said.

The arson was related to another case, which is pending before the criminal court concerning arrests made in the wake of police uncovering a meth lab in Zakaki in June 2020.

One of the suspects in the drugs case, a 31-year-old is also one of the two accused of setting fire to the evidence room on July 21, 2021. The other is a 33-year-old who said he was the lookout.

Two others are still wanted in connection with the arson who allegedly received instructions from the 31-year-old.

Police were notified of the fire in July at around 1.45am by a passer-by who saw smoke coming out of a window on the second floor. The perpetrators had left behind a ladder when they fled the scene.

Limassol CID chief Lefteris Kyriakou told the Cyprus News Agency on Wednesday: “The two defendants changed their plea today and admitted the arson of the court’s evidence room and the case was set for sentencing on April 27.

“The same person also admitted to number of offences in the case of the methamphetamine manufacturing laboratory,” he added.