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Record 500kg narcotic haul seized in warehouse

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Police have confiscated 500kg of synthetic narcotic substances hidden inside cardboard drums, in what could be the largest ever drugs haul in Cyprus, it emerged on Thursday.

The cache was found and seized a day earlier in a joint operation by the Drug Squad (Ykan) and customs.

The 50 cardboard containers were located in the warehouse of a company in Larnaca. Inside the drums police found what was described as a “crystalline substance” weighing a total of 500kg.

No arrests have been made to date. Investigations are ongoing.

According to media reports, the discovered substance is methedrone – used to make hard drugs such as crystal meth and synthetic cocaine.

Daily Phileleftheros said the Drug Squad suspects the drugs were intended to be exported to another country.

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