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29 November, 2022
 

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1. Drug squad finds Ottoman cannons after tip-off

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drug-squad-finds-ottoman-cannons-after-tip-off

Cypriot authorities in Limassol have gained possession of two Ottoman cannons, after officials rushed to the backyard of a residence where they caught the owner red handed digging up the big guns...

2. SBA judge slams criminal justice system in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sba-judge-slams-criminal-justice-system-in-cyprus

A resident judge on the British Bases in Cyprus, who recently denied a removal request for two suspects in connection with an ongoing fake cocaine investigation, took the time in his remarks to issue a far-reaching indictment against the maladies of the Greek Cypriot criminal justice system...

3. Report ready on soldier’s murder cover-up

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/report-ready-on-soldier-s-murder-cover-up-in-cyprus

A report on a soldier’s death, initially ruled suicide but years later found to have been a criminal act, is expected to be handed to the Cypriot state prosecutor on Thursday, with media leaks suggesting suspects and others who botched the investigation are named in the report which only recommends prosecution for misdemeanor offenses...

4. SBA judge faces dilemma in fake cocaine case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sba-judge-faces-dilemma-in-fake-cocaine-case

The attorneys of two men, who were arrested in Akrotiri in connection with a cocaine shipment investigation, are asking the SBA judge not to hand over their clients to the drug squad of the Republic of Cyprus, arguing their arrestable offenses were committed on British Base soil and had nothing to do with drugs...

5. Cyprus Police accused of ‘cooking up’ witnesses

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-accused-of-‘cooking-up-witnesses

A lawyer for a man acquitted in a drug trafficking case is calling on authorities to investigate evidence that emerged during his trial, citing unreliable witnesses getting cozy with police and violations of jailhouse protocol including late night birthday parties and consumption of illegal delicacies...

6. Two arrested over fake cocaine planted by police

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-arrested-over-fake-cocaine-planted-by-police

SBA Police are investigating a cocaine shipment from Greece to Cyprus after two men under surveillance were arrested while trying to retrieve drugs that turned out to be fake cocaine planted by cops in Athens during a ship container inspection...

7. Man wracks up felony charges after visit to police

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/man-wanted-for-felony-after-visit-to-police-station

A foreign national who was called into a Nicosia police station to assist in an ongoing drug investigation in Larnaca ended up on the wanted list, after he was arrested on immigration charges and escaped while being driven to jail...

8. North probes illicit cash route to south after Ercan arrests

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-probes-illicit-cash-route-to-south-after-ercan-arrests

Recent arrests in the north in connection with cash couriers have prompted Turkish Cypriot authorities to investigate whether large sums of money were being transferred through an illicit route to the south...

9. Drug squad chief suspended after warden complaint

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drug-squad-chief-suspended-after-warden-complaint

Lack of clarity continued to rule the day in the Republic of Cyprus following allegations against the drug squad chief, who was suspended from duties on Wednesday after the prison warden accused him of illegal activities...

10. Drug case up in the air after informant dies in cell

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drug-case-up-in-the-air-after-informant-dies-in-cell

A man who was detained after reportedly coming clean with police over a cannabis shipment hidden in pet food was found dead in his cell last week, with reports suggesting disagreement within law enforcement over handling the case could also signal a dead end...

11. Cyprus police seize cannabis hidden in pet food

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-seize-cannabis-hidden-in-pet-food

Cyprus’ drug squad has seized cannabis hidden in a pet food shipment this week, with authorities arresting a local man who denies involvement...

12. Second suspect nabbed after checkpoint drug bust

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/second-suspect-nabbed-after-checkpoint-drug-bust

A woman in Nicosia has been arrested in connection with a drug trafficking case under investigation after customs officers at the Agios Dometios checkpoint found drugs inside a car two days earlier...

13. Conspicuous driver busted for drugs at checkpoint

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/conspicuous-driver-busted-for-drugs-at-checkpoint

A man was arrested Monday at the Agios Dometios checkpoint after Greek Cypriot customs officers found drugs in his car, with the incident taking place just days after Turkish Cypriots accused the south of ramping up checks to deter shopping in the north...

14. Cyprus justice comes down hard on foukou drug case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-justice-comes-down-hard-on-foukou-drug-case

Cyprus’ drug squad chief says he is proud of police officers who worked on the foukou drug case, involving 628 kilos of ecstasy hidden in Cypriot barbeques seized by Australian authorities, after a court convicted a man on the word of another suspect who turned witness under a protection program...

15. Teen loses leg after car plows into girl squad

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/teen-loses-leg-after-car-plows-into-girl-squad

Four teenage girls were injured in a car accident on Saturday in Lakatamia, with one undergoing surgical amputation, after a car out of control slammed into the group who were standing outside a concrete fence at a supermarket...

16. Cops bust marijuana grow in Limassol

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-bust-marijuana-grow-in-limassol

Three persons in Limassol have been arrested following a raid at an abandoned shop where drug squad officers uncovered an elaborate grow operation of illegal marijuana...

17. Cyprus’ spy van case too close to the bone

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-spy-van-case-too-close-to-the-bone

A police investigation in Cyprus has concluded there was no proof of illegal phone tapping in the spy van case, but prosecutors are still going after the main suspects on lesser charges despite reports of alleged contacts in the past with local officials...

18. Police stop vehicle with AK47 decal

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Police say a pickup truck driver in Paphos has been charged with knife possession and public nuisance offences, but his wife says he was illegally flagged down and wrongfully arrested because of a gun sticker on the vehicle...

19. Police tip nets drug seizure at airport

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-tip-nets-drug-seizure-at-airport

A large quantity of illicit drugs fell into the hands of law enforcement on Monday after cannabis was found in the luggage of a foreign passenger who landed at Larnaca airport...

20. Fraud suspected in arson of vacant home

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fraud-suspected-in-arson-of-vacant-home

Police are trying to get to the bottom of an arson case, following a series of arrests including a couple whose home in Limassol was burglarized and damaged by fire last month...

21. Police seize drone flying ‘high’ over Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-seize-drone-flying-‘high-over-nicosia

Police confiscated a drone in west Nicosia on Tuesday, saying they found drugs attached to the flying object...

22. Woman arrested at hotel on drug charges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/woman-arrested-on-drug-charges-at-hotel

A young woman was arrested at a hotel in Nicosia on drug related charges, after officers had placed her room under surveillance where they found illegal drugs and money...

23. Limassol police corner in suspect vehicle

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/limassol-police-corner-in-suspect-vehicle

Three patrol cars collided with a suspect vehicle on Wednesday night in Limassol, after the driver failed to stop for inspection, with officers ending up making arrests on drug, traffic, and public health violations...

24. Cop in uniform busted for drugs

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cop-in-uniform-busted-for-drugs

Members of the drug squad stopped a suspicious vehicle on a drug run in Nicosia, with the suspect turning out to be a police officer in uniform...

25. Cops defend use of firearm in traffic stop

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-defend-use-of-firearm-in-traffic-stop

Questions have been raised in local media over the use of firearms by on-duty police officers, following an incident in Paphos when warning shots were fired during a traffic stop...

26. Justice minister on board with new drug policy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/justice-minister-on-board-with-new-drug-policy

Justice Minister Emily Yiolitis says people addicted to drugs and alcohol ought not to be seen as lawbreakers but people who need treatment...

27. Drug unit gets lucky after dialing number

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drug-unit-gets-lucky-after-dialing-number

A male suspect appears to be talking to the police following his arrest on drug related charges with reports saying investigators in Larnaca are connecting the dots in two different cases...

28. Police thank public following drug arrest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-thank-public-following-drug-arrest

Limassol police continued to make headway in a drug case over the weekend, with local law enforcement authorities giving public thanks following the arrest of a fifth suspect...

29. Drug suspect bites cop during traffic stop

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drug-suspect-bites-cop-during-traffic-stop

Police officers have arrested two suspects on drug possession, with one of them also facing assault charges after he bit a drug squad agent on the hand...

30. Prison officers seize meth in straws

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/prison-officers-seize-meth-in-straws

Police say two prison visitors were arrested Thursday on drug possession charges after they were suspected of attempting to smuggle drugs into jail...

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