Cyprus Mail

Arrests for cannabis, crystal meth and cocaine

Ykan (drug squad) officers carried out a series of busts across Nicosia, Paphos and Limassol as four arrests were made, and various substances were identified – ranging from cannabis and cocaine to crystal meth.

The first led to the arrest of a 23-year-old in Kato Paphos who was found on Friday to be in possession of 82 grammes of cannabis and €1,150 in cash.

The incident occurred at 5:30pm when Ykan officers, in coordination with traffic police, stopped the young man’s car for a check following a tip-off. The 23-year-old is facing a series of serious charges, including resisting arrest, of being in possession of stolen goods and racking up €585 in fines for traffic violations. The latter included driving without insurance, driving while using a mobile phone, and in a vehicle declared to the road department as not in use.

In Limassol a 26-year-old was busted just after 2am on Saturday when he was stopped by police for a check and was found to be in possession of two plastic bags containing crystal substances – believed to be crystal meth, weighing about 20 grammes.

He was placed under arrest and also faces a series of traffic offences, such as driving with an expired learner’s licence, without insurance and in a vehicle declared to the authorities as not being used.

In Nicosia, at about 11pm, officers from the Ledra street station arrested two young men aged 22 and 20 after being found to be in possession of drugs.

The police stopped them for a spot check and found the 22-year-old with 12 grammes of cannabis while the 20-year-old had four grammes and white powder – believed to be cocaine – weighing 0.5 grammes.

They were placed under arrest but later released pending summons at a later stage.



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