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27 September, 2022
 

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1. 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...

2. 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...

3. 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. ...

4. Cypriot officers fly to Germany to bring groom back

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-officers-fly-to-germany-to-bring-groom-back

Cypriot police officers traveled to Germany this week to pick up a marriage fraud suspect, who is believed to have fled the island where his wife was recently recognized as a trafficking victim in an ongoing criminal case...

5. Cyprus upgraded to Tier 1 in US Trafficking in Persons report

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-upgraded-to-tier-1-in-us-trafficking-in-persons-report

The Ministry of Justice and Public Order has welcomed the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons report for 2022 released on Tuesday noting the upgrade of Cyprus to Tier 1 status. ...

6. Cops keep tight lid on sex trafficking case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-keep-tight-lid-on-sex-trafficking-case

Police continue to keep a tight lid on a sex trafficking investigation, with prosecutors filing a case against a male suspect after two other men have been accused of seeking services from a woman described as a possible victim...

7. 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...

8. Credit Suisse guilty of money laundering

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/credit-suisse-guilty-of-money-laundering

Credit Suisse has been found guilty and fined for involvement in money laundering related to a Bulgarian drugs ring....

9. 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....

10. Suspected sex offender facing trafficking charges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/suspected-sex-offender-facing-trafficking-charges

Police are keeping a tight lid on an arrest in connection with a sex exploitation case after a man was arrested on Sunday on indecent assault and rape charges...

11. Guterres: 'More direct contact between the two communities is needed'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/guterres-more-direct-contact-between-the-two-communities-is-needed

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the leaders in Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar to encourage more direct contact and cooperation between the two communities, expressing his concern about the likelihood that the already difficult climate between the parties could worsen....

12. Cyprus' airports to help combat human trafficking

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-airports-to-help-combat-human-trafficking

The Ministry of Interior, the Cyprus Police, and the Social Welfare Services in collaboration with Hermes Airports have launched a joint campaign at Larnaka and Pafos airports to raise awareness of human trafficking among the traveling public and its front-line staff....

13. Europol sex trafficking probe lands Cypriot farmer in prison

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/europol-sex-trafficking-probe-lands-cypriot-farmer-in-prison

An elderly farmer in Cyprus was sentenced to ten years behind bars in a sexual exploitation case, after a joint law enforcement operation with Europol led to the discovery of at least two victims in the island’s agricultural sector...

14. Government to grant one-time subsidy for children's tuition

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-to-grant-one-time-subsidy-for-children-s-tuition

During last week's cabinet meeting, the council of Ministers decided to impose measures to help mitigate inflationary pressures on the general population. ...

15. Cyprus praised for its commitment to children's rights

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-praised-for-its-commitment-to-children-s-rights

Law Commissioner Louiza Christodoulidou Zannetou and the delegation that represented the Republic of Cyprus in the 90th Summit of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, returned with positive remarks from Geneva....

16. Cyprus to investigate billionaire’s missing millions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-to-investigate-billionaire-s-missing-millions

A lawyer for a Jewish billionaire says he is confident Cypriot authorities will investigate a complaint into whether a former Israeli army officer embezzled his client’s money on the island...

17. Cyprus convicts ‘sex client’ on trafficking charges

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-convicts-‘sex-client-on-trafficking-charges

A male customer who was apprehended during a raid at a suspected illegal brothel in Limassol last year has been sentenced to prison on trafficking and exploitation charges, after Cypriot lawmakers introduced tough but controversial legislation that criminalizes sex buyer behavior...

18. Three women jailed in ‘illegal brothel’ case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/three-women-jailed-in-‘illegal-brothel-case

Three women initially suspected of being sex trafficking victims have been arrested in Nicosia on suspicion of taking part in the running of an illegal brothel, with police securing eight-day remands but declining to specify any provisional charges against them...

19. Status of sex workers unknown after Nicosia raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/status-of-brothel-workers-unknown-after-nicosia-raid

The legal status of three women detained during a prostitution raid in Nicosia remains unknown, while a former police officer and another female have been accused of running an illegal brothel in connection with the case...

20. Prostitutes detained after botched trafficking raid

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/two-prostitutes-detained-after-botched-trafficking-raid

Police are filing charges against two women accused of running an illegal brothel, after they were arrested on Thursday in Limassol during an undercover trafficking operation that yielded no evidence...

21. Pimp locked up in Limassol brothel case

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pimp-locked-up-in-limassol-brothel-case

A man in Limassol has been sentenced to eight years in prison for pandering, after police detained him and four women during a prostitution sting in late 2020...

22. Op-ed: 'Only a leap in consciousness will end human slavery'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/op-ed-only-a-leap-in-consciousness-will-end-human-slavery

With the number of women and children fleeing the war in Ukraine, experts say that many of them may become victims of trafficking given their vulnerability. This article is even more relevant today and attempts to present the attitudes that have enabled human slavery throughout history, and the solution to eradicate this crime across the globe....

23. 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...

24. 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...

25. Brothers deny charges in murders of Russian women

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/brothers-deny-charges-in-murders-of-russian-women-in-cyprus

Two brothers who are facing charges in the double murder of two Russian women in Cyprus pleaded not guilty on Friday, after both admitted being at the cottage where the bodies were found in December but denied being involved in murder or conspiracy...

26. Op-ed: The case of the British woman raped in Ayia Napa showed a deeply sexist society

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/op-ed-the-case-of-the-british-woman-raped-in-ayia-napa-showed-a-deeply-sexist-society

On the occasion of the acquittal of the young Brit on charges of public mischief announced by the Supreme Court of Cyprus last Monday 31/1, we spoke with Dr. Christina Kailis from the Mediterranean Institute for Gender Studies about the decision, the legal components and the steps that still need to be taken to properly deal with complaints such as rape. ...

27. Casino boss in Cyprus dies in hail of bullets

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/casino-boss-in-cyprus-dies-in-hail-of-bullets

A Turkish Cypriot businessman in the north was gunned down Tuesday after his convoy was attacked by assassins thought to be from the mainland, giving traction to a fugitive YouTuber mob boss who warned gangland turf wars in Turkey were now playing out on the island as well...

28. Credit Suisse faces money laundering charges in Bulgarian cocaine traffickers trial

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/credit-suisse-faces-money-laundering-charges-in-bulgarian-cocaine-traffickers-trial

Credit Suisse faced charges in a Swiss court on Monday for allowing an alleged Bulgarian cocaine trafficking gang to launder millions of euros, some of it stuffed into suitcases....

29. Cyprus-EU sign agreement on return of migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-eu-sign-agreement-on-return-of-migrants

In a first, Cyprus and the EU have signed an agreement governing the rules for the return of migrants, and a Memorandum of Understanding is expected to be signed soon, which will detail the actions needed to effectively control migrant flows in Cyprus....

30. Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of HRH

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/prince-andrew-loses-military-titles-and-use-of-hrh

The Duke of York's military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has said....

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