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Greek Cypriot hits ‘police’ car in the north after drug bust, remanded for 3 days

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A Greek Cypriot man was remanded for three days in the north after a drug bust he tried to flee from that resulted in a ‘police’ chase.

Turkish Cypriot media reported on Monday that the suspect was near the Ayios Dometios checkpoints in a car with number plates from the Republic. During the remand hearing, it emerged that on Saturday afternoon, members of the ‘drug squad’ tried to stop the vehicle the Greek Cypriot was driving but once he noticed, he sped up, hitting a ‘police’ vehicle.

Despite the fact ‘officers’ called on him to pull over and shot in the air, as well as his back tire, the driver continued to try to flee.

He was eventually caught at a gas station towards Kioneli, where he tried to run away on foot. ‘Police’ said they used ‘reasonable force’ and arrested him.

Once the suspect’s car was searched, 28g of a substance believed to be cannabis were found in a clear plastic bag under the passenger seat. Another 1kg packet containing cannabis was found on the road, which he threw from the car as he tried to flee.

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