A second suspicious package that washed ashore on the western coast turned out be over 30 kilos of hashish, just a few days after a similar package had been found in the area.
According to local media, law enforcement officials on Tuesday morning retrieved the package flowing in the water near the Akamas coastline in Paphos district.
The discovery was said to have resembled another package a few days ago when a concerned citizen spotted what turned out to be 28 kilos of hashish off the Peyia coast.
Following the second discovery, police were said to be focusing on the possibility that drug traffickers were getting rid of drugs for yet unknown reasons
Anti-drug squad officers reportedly said both packages in Peyia and Akamas were packed in the same fashion with air-tight packing and appeared to have been done professionally.
Initially it was not clear whether the first package was meant for delivery in the area or if someone on a passing ship might have thrown it overboard. But following the second discovery, police were said to be focusing on the possibility that drug traffickers were trying to get rid of drugs for unknown reasons.
Lab tests are expected to confirm or deny whether both packages were connected, while police are investigating both incidents together.
Officials did not say whether or not they expected to find more drug packages in the area.