A 34-year-old man from Paphos was remanded in custody for eight days on Thursday after cannabis and a loaded firearm were found in his house by police.

Police had stopped his car for a search on Tuesday night, with the search uncovering a metal bat and a kitchen knife.

The man was then arrested, and a subsequent search of his home uncovered just over 10 kilograms of cannabis stored in a total of 44 packages, as well as a loaded gun and a set of scales.

The man requested legal assistance, and the court ordered that a report from the welfare office be obtained before the legal process against him continues.