33-year-old in custody – Grabbed 140,000 for alleged investments

Seven-day detention order


The Paphos District Court issued a seven-day detention order against a 33-year-old man from the village of Emba. The Police proceeded to arrest him in the context of investigating two cases of extortion of money by false representations and money laundering from illegal activities.


According to a statement from the Communication Branch of the Police Headquarters, the first case was reported to the Police on July 23, by a 24-year-old resident of Pafos. According to the complainant, between the dates of January 26 and April 28, 2022, the 33-year-old managed to extort an amount of €79.100 from him under various pretexts.

The second complaint was made on July 25, by a 27-year-old resident of Paphos and concerns the same time period. According to the complaint, the 33-year-old is alleged to have obtained €61.000 from the complainant through various false representations, allegedly with the intention of investing it.

A judicial arrest warrant was obtained against the 33-year-old, pursuant to which he was arrested and placed in seven-day detention to facilitate investigations.

TAE Paphos is investigating the case.

Source: KYPE