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A 56-YEAR-OLD MAN was remanded in custody for six days yesterday by the Limassol district court in connection with charges of possessing a large quantity of firecrackers and fireworks. Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said, acting on a tipoff, police checked a storage room kept by the 56-year-old where they found 2,147 firecrackers, 47 fireworks and another 20 firecrackers on his person. Police suspect the man, who has allegedly troubled police in the past on similar offences, was planning to sell the banned items ahead of Easter celebrations. Angelides said this was the biggest haul of firecrackers found since police launched an anti-firecrackers campaign on March 26. The firecrackers confiscated appear to originate from the north, he added... Read on
A 36-YEAR-OLD man from Zakaki was arrested yesterday in connection with the murder of Loucas Constantinou, the 35-year-old whose burnt remains were found in a car near Lady's Mile in Limassol last week. Constantinou, who worked for Limassol municipality’s department of sanitation, was from Kolossi. He had been reported missing from his home a week ago today.“SBA Police are investigating the case of murder and for this reason a number of lines of enquiry have been undertaken including the issuing of a warrant of arrest against a person suspected in this case,” acting superintendant of SBA Police, George Kiteos said... Read on
POLICE in Paphos arrested a 39-year-old from Larnaca yesterday in connection with a murder ten years ago in Paphos. According to Paphos police, 48-year-old taxi-driver Charalambos Pericleous from the village of Salamiou was murdered in August 2003 near Tsada. The 39-year-old, who has not been named, is being held in a Paphos holding cell until he is brought before Paphos district court later today. Recent DNA checks on the murder weapon - a revolver - matched that of the 39-year-old suspect. His DNA had been on record after a previous unrelated arrest... 1 comment
FOUR MEN were arrested at around 11.30pm on Thursday in Limassol, on suspicion of illegal import, possession and use of drugs and also for illegal residence in Cyprus.Members of the immigration service stopped a 31-year-old to be searched. During the search a total of 366 grammes of cannabis resin was found in the man’s possession, for which he was arrested.A vehicle with three passengers, ages 35, 39 and 56, was also stopped for inspection. A precision scale and several nylon bags that resembled the packages found on the 31-year-old were found.During a search of the homes of the 31 and 56-year-old, approximately three grammes of cannabis resin was found The 31-year-old was also found to be living in Cyprus illegally... 1 comment
POLICE arrested a 35-year-old woman yesterday for the kidnapping of 18-month-old Stavros Styllis in Limassol last Friday after forensic evidence implicated her in the abduction, police spokesman Andreas Angelides said. The woman reportedly comes from the ‘family environment’. Angelides said that police were looking at the circumstances of the abduction but that investigations indicated that more than one person was involved. “The woman, who is close to the family, was being questioned at the time the toddler was still missing which would indicate she had an accomplice,” he added... 7 comments
POLICE arrested a 42-year-old man yesterday after they received reports he had been using his Electronic Authority of Cyprus (EAC) company credit card to refuel his own vehicles for the last two years.According to Famagusta Police spokesman, Giorgos Economou, Famagusta CID received reports the man was allegedly using his company credit card to refuel his own vehicles when he should have been refuelling company vehicles instead. Police estimate the man embezzled the amount of €10,000 in fuel, they said. The 42-year-old was questioned by police, admitted his guilt and was written up, police said. He will be called to court at a later date... 12 comments