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Large stash of ammunition, drugs and cash seized from Limassol residence

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Limassol police on Wednesday announced the seizure of over 340 rounds of ammunition, a large amount of cash and a quantity of cocaine, from the residence of a 49-year-old man, who was arrested and taken into custody.

A search of the man’s residence on Tuesday in his presence, turned up four packages containing a total of 349 firearm cartridges of 9- and 7.62-mm diameter. Police also found a cash sum of €11,900, the origin of which is being investigated, and 6.3 g of cocaine.

The 49-year-old, who was already in custody for previous offences, was re-arrested for the evident crimes of illegal possession of explosives, property, and drugs.

Police initially arrested the suspect on Monday, shortly before 2am, when they intercepted him driving around ​​Agia Phylaxis, following a complaint about theft of materials from a building.

A quantity of construction iron was found in the 49-year-old’s vehicle, as well as two hand shears, as a result of which both he and a 32-year-old passenger were arrested for possession of stolen property and burglary tools.

The 32-year-old was also arrested for drug possession, since during the control, he was found in possession of 5.8g of cannabis, 0.3g of a white crystalline substance, believed to be methamphetamine, and 5.3g of another white substance, believed to be cocaine.

The Limassol police and drug squad unit are continuing investigations.

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