Tatar denies mafia bribery link

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar has denied involvement in a $50 mln bribery scandal implicating Turkey’s former vice-president Fuat Oktay, following allegations published by investigative journalist Cevheri Guven. Tatar on Wednesday ordered

Police seize record 500k synthetic drugs

Cypriot authorities have seized half a tonne of synthetic narcotics, the largest quantity ever found in Cyprus. According to police spokesperson Christos Andreou, the synthetic narcotic substance is methadone, found in a

Steep rise in meth use

Methamphetamine and cocaine use are on the rise in Cyprus, compared to previous years, says a European wastewater analysis report on drug use that included over 100 cities. According to the survey,


Drug squad chief cleared of corruption

Drug squad chief Michalis Katsounotos suspended over a recent corruption scandal, was cleared after the Attorney General said there was no evidence of any wrongdoing. Attorney General George Savvides and his assistant

Drug squad chief suspended in prisongate

A senior police officer has been suspended due to an alleged blackmail attempt against central prisons governor Anna Aristotelous and a female colleague with a compromising video. According to local media, the