Two people were remanded in custody for eight days on Monday after being found with almost 40 kilograms of cannabis and cocaine on Sunday.

The pair appeared in court in Paphos accused of drug importation, drug possession with intent to supply, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit a felony.

According to the police, the drug squad managed to locate the drugs following a stake-out at a field in Chlorakas.

The first suspect, aged 27, was caught shortly before 10am on Sunday in the act of digging up and then removing a part of the drug stash from a buried tank in the field.

Police confiscated packages containing 27kg of cannabis and 12.5kg of cocaine as well as well 94g of a substance similar to cocaine from the tank.

A search of the suspect’s car turned up an additional approximately 12kg of the cocaine-like substance.

The 27-year-old was arrested on the spot, while around 3.30pm officers arrested a second suspect, aged 34, known to police for previous offences, for the purpose of further investigation.