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Suspected extortionist arrested

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A 61-year-old man has been arrested as part of the investigation into a case of extortion under false pretences, Paphos police said on Tuesday.

According to Paphos police assistant operations chief Michalis Nicolaou, on Friday a 60-year-old from Kouklia reported to the local police station that between May 2022 and March 2024, a 61-year-old allegedly extorted a sum of €63,000 from him in order to help repay an overdue loan he had in a commercial bank.

An arrest warrant was issued against the 61-year-old and he was subsequently arrested on Saturday and taken into custody.

The investigation of the above case continues by Paphos CID.



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