Police on Wednesday arrested a 42-year-old man for possession of illegal drugs

The case involves importation, possession and cultivation of cannabis plants, investigated by the drug prevention unit in Famagusta.

The drug squad first intercepted a package containing 3.9 g of cannabis and six pills that arrived by post from a European country and identified the 42-year-old recipient.

Police obtained consent to search the 42-year-old’s house where they found three cannabis plants in pots, as well as a 5g package with plant matter and a brown solid substance being investigated.

Police arrested the 42-year-old, who allegedly confessed to importing the drugs and medicinal substances, as well as to cultivation of cannabis.

The man was later released to be summoned back upon conclusion of laboratory testing of the confiscated materials.