Police in Paphos arrested a 27-year-old man on Wednesday after he was found to be the recipient of a parcel sent from abroad containing 540 grams of dry cannabis.

The arrest was made by members of the Ykan drug squad after they were told about the parcel from customs department officers, who opened it and found the drugs on Tuesday.

The following day, the 27-year-old went to the post office to collect the parcel signing with a fake name. He was immediately arrested and taken in for questioning.

According to a police statement, he is a third country national illegally residing in the Republic. The man is currently in custody and awaiting trial.