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68-year-old arrested for extortion of 400,000 from 57-year-old

The Police yesterday proceeded with the arrest of another person regarding a case under investigation regarding extortion of money.

The person is a 68-year-old man from the district of Famagusta who was arrested on the basis of a court warrant and has been imprisoned.

A 57-year-old man had filed a complaint with the Police in July saying that between May 2020 and June 2021 he had paid 400,000 euros to purchase land but so far he has received no titled. He paid the money to a 54-year-old who presented himself as an agent and who introduced him to the 68-year-old supposedly one of the people responsible for the company that managed that land.

Since no transfer has been made so far, the 54-year-old gave the complainant two hand-written notes saying he owed him money.

Following investigations by the Police it was ascertained that the 68-year-old had nothing to do with the land. Investigations continue.

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