15 April 2014 20:54

LIMASSOL- Limassol police have made two new arrests in connection to an April 11 discovery of over 1kg of cocaine.
According to the police, the new arrests involve two people aged 59 and 55 and living in a Limassol district village.
Through testimony as part of their ongoing investigations, the police searched the two persons’ home, in cooperation with the SBA Police as the village is situated within the areas controlled by the British Sovereign Bases.
A 30 year-old man and 25 year-old woman are already in police custody in connection to the same case while a third person, a 53 year-old man, has been released.
The first arrests were made after police, following a tip-off, pulled over a car on the Limassol to Paphos highway on April 11 and found 1,116g (1.116kg) of cocaine in the suitcases carried out by the younger man and woman, as well as a separate container carrying 0.2gms of the same substance. The 53 year-old man had been driving the car.
Separately, a 23 year-old non-Cypriot woman living in Limassol has been arrested after being found carrying 91 grams of cocaine on arrival at Larnaca Airport from Athens on Monday night. The woman had been carrying the drugs in five packets inside her body, which were removed with the assistance of doctors at Larnaca General Hospital.


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