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Wanted man arrested in Limassol overnight raid

Nikos Mezirides detained along with two female suspected accomplices


Limassol police arrested 30-year-old Nikos Mezirides, who was wanted in connection with a series of criminal offences and was considered dangerous.

Police raided three apartments in Limassol and Yermasoyia Thursday midnight to early morning hours, where they found and arrested Mezirides in one of them, along with detaining two Russian females aged 30 and 35 as well as a 33-year-old man who was outside the building, according to reports.

The two women, one of whom was reportedly staying in Cyprus illegally, were initially suspected of aiding and abetting, with police confiscating evidence, documents, and other items to be tested.

Authorities believe Mezirides, who was wanted by police since late May, could have knowledge or be involved in a number of ongoing cases in connection with conspiracy to committee a felony, illegal possession and transport of explosives, theft, illegal possession of property, unlawful carrying of a knife and gun, threat of use of violence, and assault causing bodily harm.

Mezirides, a Georgian national with a Greek passport, is set to appear in Paphos District Court Friday morning where he is expected to be remanded into custody.

Relatives of the main suspect were also called to Limassol CID where they were questioned by police investigators.

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