News Local Paphos teen arrested on drug charges

Paphos teen arrested on drug charges

A 17 year old teenager resident of Paphos was arrested on Sunday evening as police investigate a case of illegal possession, supply and  use of drugs.

Anti narcotics officers stopped the 17 year old for checks as he was riding a motorcycle in Paphos. In his possession they found about 6 grams of cannabis, precision scales, three nylon bags packets with 2 grams of a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine, the sum of  €135 and other evidence.

Police then searched his home where they found and confiscated 7 grams of cannabis and precision scales.

The 17 year was arrested as police investigations continue.

The arrest came as Phileleftheros reported an increase in the number of minors arrested on drug charges.

Citing figures submitted to the House of Representatives by the Justice Ministry, it said that a total of 224 minors had been arrested by police in the period of 2018 to the end of September 2019.

Since the beginning of the year through to the end of September, police had investigated a total of 788 drug cases involving 864 individuals of whom 86 were underage — aged between 14 and 18. Of the 86 minors, 81 were arrested for possession, four for possession with intent to supply and one for supply. The overwhelming majority of cases involving minors concerned cannabis. More specifically, 79 minors were arrested in cannabis connected cases, four for cocaine, two with methamphetamine and one for amphetamine.

The Justice Ministry figures also cited another two cases involving drugs with two youngsters — aged 11 to 13 — bringing the total number of minors to 88 from the beginning of 2019 to the end of September.

In 2018, police investigated a total of 1,168 drug cases involving 1304 persons of whom 135 were underage, aged between 14 and 18. Of the 135 arrested, 123 were arrested for possession, three for cultivation, two for possession with intent to supply and seven for supplying drugs. Cannabis cases accounted for 124 of the 135 cases, one case involved cocaine, one LSD, one for ecstasy, five for methamphetamine and three for cannabis plants.

 

 

 

Top Stories

162 new cases, five deaths announced on Monday

The Health Ministry announced the death of five persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 175,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Tuesday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Tuesday, 19 January 2021: LIMASSOL Apostle Loucas Church, Agios Athanasios 08:30-16:30 Agios Stylianos Church, Linopetra 08:30-16:30 Cultural...

Searches for 70 year old woman missing at sea suspended due to bad weather

Searches to find a 70 year old woman missing off the Phiikoudes beach in Larnaca have been suspended due to extremely bad weather conditions...

Tourist arrivals plunge by 84% in 2020 in one of Cyprus’ worst tourist seasons due to Covid

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus reached a mere 631,609 plunging by 84.1% year on year in one of the worst ever season for Cyprus’ tourist...

Germany demands release of Kremlin critic Navalny

Germany on Monday demanded the release of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, detained on Sunday on his return to Russia, and said it would discuss...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...