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Second arrest as police probe drug case

Limassol police HQ

Police said on Thursday that have made a second arrest as part of investigations into the illegal distribution of drugs in Limassol.

The man, aged 29, had been sought by police since April 15. He was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and is due to appear in court later today for a remand hearing.

The arrest is understood to be linked to police investigations into the supply of drugs to teenage girls. Another man, aged 27-year-old man, is already in police custody on suspicion of consistently supplying two sisters, aged 15 and 13, and two other underaged girls with crystal meth and heroin.

The first suspect has allegedly admitted to the offence, with head of the anti-narcotics squad Ykan Michalis Katsounotos saying at the time that the suspect had initially provided the authorities with a false identity and age.

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 did not 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 earlier this month with a small quantity of crystal meth in his possession.


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