A 30-year-old man was remanded for eight days by the Paphos district court on Wednesday, after being discovered carrying over a dozen kilos of cannabis.

Police said the man had been found with 15kg of cannabis in his luggage upon his arrival in Paphos.

The 30-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday after being stopped around 11am by members of the drug squad (Ykan) upon his arrival from Vienna.

A coordinated action between customs officers and Ykan turned up four nylon packages in the man’s luggage, containing 15.4kg of cannabis.

The 30-year-old EU citizen was arrested and taken into custody to facilitate investigations.

According to police, upon interrogation the man said that he had been approached by unknown-to-him persons who had asked him to transport the drugs for a fee. He also reportedly told police that he did not know who would be receiving the drugs.

The investigation is ongoing.