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23 September, 2021
 
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Suspect got scammed in deadly drug deal

New details suggest crystal buyer flew into a rage after being conned with Himalayan salt

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The suspect in a deadly drug deal gone wrong in Limassol has given his own version of events, saying he flew into a rage after noticing he had paid for Himalayan salt instead of crystal meth.

A 33-year-old man from Larnaca, who ran over and killed a man in Limassol early last week, reportedly has told investigators he did not drive to Moni in Limassol to sell but to buy drugs.

According to local media citing police sources, the suspect said he met a 28-year-old male from Limassol outside a convenience store early in the morning and paid €180 for a small bag.

After getting back into his vehicle to leave, based on what he reportedly said in his deposition, he noticed a quantity of Himalayan salt inside the bag instead of crystal meth

After getting back into his vehicle to leave, based on what he reportedly said in his deposition, he noticed a quantity of Himalayan salt inside the bag instead of crystal meth.

The suspect then said he exited his vehicle and attacked the 28-year-old to get his money back, with the young man’s father emerging from another vehicle to intervene.

Media descriptions of the fight included the 57-year-old being struck by the suspect and falling to the ground, with the man’s son grabbing a bar stool and throwing it at the 33-year-old.

The suspect then got into his car and drove towards the father, running him over and dragging him several meters, killing him in the process.

While initially denying he was there at the scene of the crime, the suspect later was purported to have told investigators he had flown into a rage when he noticed the salt.

He went on to admit that he struck the father with his vehicle while not thinking clearly, saying he had no intention to kill the man.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned on September 17 in a criminal court in Limassol, with charges said to be including murder and causing grievous bodily harm.

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