The Paphos criminal court sentenced two individuals to seven years in prison on Wednesday after finding them guilty in a case of illegal drug possession with the intent to supply and money laundering.

The convicted individuals, a 36-year-old resident of Paphos and a 21-year-old resident of Nicosia, were apprehended last June by the police when a quantity of narcotics was discovered in their possession.

Specifically, on June 2, 2023, members of the Paphos drug squad located the 21-year-old placing five suspicious-looking nylon packages in the car of the 36-year-old.

Upon inspection, officers found out the five packages contained cannabis, weighing a total of seven kilograms. Both the 21-year-old and the 36-year-old were arrested on the spot.

In addition, the 36-year-old caused minor injuries to two police officers while attempting to flee the scene.