Police on Thursday said a 28-year-old man who was found with almost two kilos of cannabis in his possession was arrested.

According to the police the 28-year-old was arrested in Larnaca, after 1.869kg as well as a sum of €8,300 were found in his possession.

It was reported that the arrest happened around 4pm on Wednesday when members of the drug squad (Ykan) stopped the suspect while driving on a rural road. The 28-year-old tried to escape, resulting in him crashing his car into two police vehicles, before coming to a halt.

He then attempted to run away but Ykan members managed to immobilise him close to the scene. Two plastic packages containing cannabis were subsequently found in his possession.

The man was arrested and a search was subsequently carried out at his residence, during which he handed over ten more packages and two scales, as we all as the money, the origin of which is being investigated.

Larnaca police are continuing the investigation.