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21 July, 2024
 

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1. Massive international fraud ring busted, Cyprus plays crucial role

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/massive-international-fraud-ring-busted-cyprus-plays-crucial-role

Cyprus, along with international law enforcement agencies, cracked down on a massive fraud ring with a staggering €645 million turnover....

2. Prison guard caught in drug supply scandal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/prison-guard-caught-in-drug-supply-scandal

In a startling revelation, the YKAN (Nicosia Branch) is delving into a case involving the alleged supply of drugs to the Central Prison. The focus of their inquiry is a prison guard against whom an arrest warrant has been issued....

3. 500kg of synthetic drugs found in Larnaca

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/500kg-of-synthetic-drugs-found-in-larnaca

In a landmark discovery, authorities in Larnaca have uncovered 500 kilograms of synthetic drugs, marking the largest drug seizure in the history of the island....

4. Four accused of brutalizing child freelance dealer

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/four-accused-of-brutalizing-child-freelance-dealer

"They treated me worse than an animal," said the young man who was beaten, burnt, and forced to snort cocaine by drug traffickers....

5. Drug-related deaths surge in Vienna

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drug-related-deaths-surge-in-vienna

A new UN report said the number of people suffering from drug use disorders had skyrocketed in the last 10 years....

6. Cocaine use in Cyprus low compared to European average

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cocaine-use-in-cyprus-low-compared-to-european-average

Larnaca and Limassol have the highest use of methamphetamine in Cyprus, according to a study conducted by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction....

7. Drug squad chief vindicated but not squeaky clean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/drug-squad-chief-vindicated-but-not-squeaky-clean

An independent probe found no evidence of corruption against Cyprus’ drug squad chief, with the prison warden who accused him of illegal activities to undermine her demanding a transfer to another position...

8. North plays catch-up with illicit cash

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-plays-catch-up-with-illicit-cash

Turkish Cypriot authorities have their hands full as they investigate large sums of money being laundered in Cyprus, with cases ranging from probing courier operations south of the divided island’s UN buffer zone to media speculating on the scope of rampant tax evasion in the north...

9. Operation PANGEA: Illegal pharmaceuticals worth 11 million seized worldwide

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/operation-pangea-illegal-pharmaceuticals-worth-11-million-seized-worldwide

Operation PANGEA, an international initiative targetting the illegal internet trade in pharmaceutical products, resulted in the seizure of 462 items in the form of pills, sprays, and gels, along with 123 food supplements in Cyprus. ...

10. 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...

11. Concerns over increasing drugs trafficked through occupied side

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/concerns-over-increasing-drugs-trafficked-through-occupied-side

Cyprus Drug Law Enforcement Unit (DLEU) on Thursday expressed concerns that drug dealers may be using Turkey to transport illegal substances to the occupied areas and then to the Cyprus Republic. This comes after drug traffickers needed to find other distribution channels following the start of the war in Ukraine....

12. MP sees conflict of interest behind ‘cocaine colonel’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mp-sees-conflict-of-interest-behind-‘cocaine-colonel

A member of parliament in Cyprus is raising a conflict of interest for Deputy Attorney General Savvas Angelides, saying when he was serving as defense minister he went easy on a colonel who was busted for drugs and the case was dropped altogether after he became the state’s second chief law enforcement officer...

13. Customs officers raid two shops in Paphos

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/customs-officers-raid-two-shops-in-paphos

Police officers and customs officials raided at least two business establishments on Monday in Paphos, where suspected counterfeit designer goods have been confiscated...

14. New details emerge in Limassol slaying case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-details-emerge-in-limassol-slaying-case

The four detained suspects in the Limassol slaying case have been remanded in custody, with new details painting a picture of a drug deal gone wrong and police investigating premeditated murder...

15. 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...

16. Penalties for traffic violations to spike on Thursday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/penalties-for-road-violations-to-spike-on-thursday

On Thursday, legislation enforcing new and higher penalties for traffic violations in a bid to curb road accidents and deaths come into effect, with fines to increase for a range of violations including not wearing a seatbelt or helmet, using a mobile phone, parking in a spot reserved for disabled persons, among other things....

17. 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...

18. Mixed reviews on anti-money laundering

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mixed-reviews-for-cyprus-anti-money-laundering

A US State Department anti-money laundering report on Cyprus includes fewer negative references but still points to vulnerabilities in the island’s financial services and gaming sectors...

19. Nicosia stabbing sparks migration debate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-stabbing-sparks-migration-debate

Debate over crime and migration in the Republic of Cyprus was renewed this week following a video showing the moment a young man was killed in downtown Nicosia as well as statements by officials regarding foreigners on the island...

20. 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...

21. Ecstasy in Cypriot BBQs seized 'down under'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ecstasy-hidden-in-cypriot-bbqs-seized-down-under

Australian police have arrested two men for allegedly smuggling 645 kilos of ecstasy hidden inside hundreds of aluminium barbecues, the culmination of a six-month investigation spanning three countries ...

22. Dutch police arrest Cypriot wanted man

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dutch-police-arrest-cypriot-wanted-man

Dutch police have arrested a Limassol cafeteria owner who was wanted by Cypriot authorities in connection with the fatal drug overdose of a teenager last year...

23. Latchi diver finds hash underwater

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/latchi-diver-finds-hash-underwater

A local diver had to call the police on Monday after discovering one kilo of hashish under water in Latchi...

24. Suspected drug dealers on the run after car chase

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspected-drug-dealers-on-the-run

Two suspects have been arrested while two more are wanted by police in connection with a cocaine bust that started with a car chase over the weekend...

25. Three detained in high school drug raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/three-detained-in-high-school-drug-raid

Police raided a public high school in Paphos arresting three suspects including a student, in connection with illicit drug trade...

26. Cocaine bust dead in its tracks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cocaine-bust-dead-in-its-tracks

A container with bananas from Ecuador turned out to be a secret cocaine shipment worth €4.5 million deliverable to a Cypriot company...

27. Police in north say drug dealers fly drones from south

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-in-north-say-drug-dealers-fly-drones-from-south

Turkish Cypriot police say an unmanned aerial drone was used in a recent drug deal in the north, citing security camera footage showing a recent delivery from the south...

28. Greek national arrested in the north

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-national-arrested-in-the-north

A Greek national, who was arrested last week by Turkish Cypriot police on drug related charges, appeared in court Tuesday in north Nicosia...

29. Crime boss was shouting at dutiful cops

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/crime-boss-was-shouting-at-dutiful-cops

The police chief is reportedly perturbed over reports that a crime boss was lashing out at cops and cursing senior officials without them batting an eye...

30. Cypriots prefer cannabis to get high

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriots-prefer-cannabis-to-get-high

A new drug report shows that cannabis is the most popular drug in Cyprus, while Cypriot towns are among European cities with the highest levels of methamphetamine detected in wastewater...

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