Paphos police on Monday said they arrested a 58-year-old man over the possession of over 285 kilos of dairy products and dozens of cartons of tobacco products.

The man was stopped for a check while driving his vehicle in a specific area in Paphos around noon on Sunday.

During a search in his vehicle, officers found 53 cartons of duty-free cigarettes, 25 packets of tobacco and 286 kilos of dairy products.

He was arrested for illegal possession of property while police informed the customs department about the confiscated products.

Authorities imposed an €8,000 fine to the man over the duty-free tobacco and cigarettes.

Meanwhile, earlier on Sunday, a 57-year-old woman was also fined €1,800 after officers found 223 cartons of cigarettes and 700 grammes of tobacco in her premises.