The three young men who were arrested on Thursday as suspects for the huge quantity of firecrackers that were found in a customs warehouse in Ypsonas are keeping their mouths shut.
The three, a 26-year-old and two 23-year-old residents of Nicosia, were brought before the Limassol court yesterday for a request for their detention on charges of conspiracy, illegal importation, storage, and transportation of explosives as well as money laundering, charges which are under investigation.
The detention proceedings lasted for more than an hour with the suspects’ defense counsel objecting to their detention.
After hearing both sides, the judge finally ordered the eight-day detention of all three. When questioned, the three suspects did not answer any questions and did not cooperate with the investigating authorities.
According to Phileleftheros information, the goods imported were declared as electrical items however the paper boxes contained 303,000 firecrackers with explosives weighing 300 kilograms.
The firecrackers were imported into Cyprus from Piraeus on the ship Allassa in the name of a person who, from the investigations so far, does not appear to exist. It should be noted that the mobile phone number on the cargo corresponds to the phone number of the 23-year-old (2nd suspect).