A Greek Cypriot man was sentenced to five years by a Turkish Cypriot court for carrying half a kilo of Blue Dream cannabis from the south into north Nicosia.
According to Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen, Constantinos Christoforou was found guilty by a criminal court in north Nicosia, in a case where five other males were also arrested back in December 2017 for illegal drug possession.
Police got wind of the illegal drug deal and placed Christoforou under surveillance, who was purportedly the supplier.
Christoforou was accused of transporting the cannabis from the south in the Republic of Cyprus into north Nicosia, according to reports.
When he parked his car in the parking lot of a hospital, cops moved on him and seized 525 grams of Cannabis Indica.
The judge said that this was not the first time that Christoforou transported illegal drugs into the north, a self-declared state that is not recognised by other countries except Turkey.
Christoforou had transported 28 grams of cannabis indica the first time, with the court saying his goal was to supply and sell drugs.