New measures in 2017 to help improve road safety in Cyprus

Ministry of Transport is promoting a bill with new measures to improve road safety in Cyprus. The bill was approved by the cabinet has been submitted to the parliament and if voted will be in effect within 2017. Here’s what it includes: The introduction of narco-test for drivers. The Ministry of Transport has already allocated […]

Emirates plane grounded after mysterious powder discovered onboard

A plastic bag containing a suspicious powder was found in a plane at Larnaca airport, which was ready for departure with destination Malta. The powder was discovered by the crew shortly before takeoff, and passengers were requested disembark before a police investigation could begin. According to information the bag, weighing 130 grams which was found […]

Narco-test law for car drivers to be voted next week

After five years of discussions the law which gives the power to the police to test car drivers for driving under the influence of narcotic substances (the narco-test) will reach the parliament for voting next Thursday. Under the new legislation any driver who is found driving under the influence for illegal drugs can face up […]

1 million euro drug bust in Limassol

A 39 year old was yesterday arrested in Limassol, in relation to a large quantity of illegal drugs that was found in Germasogia area. The drugs were found at a warehouse which belongs to the employer of the 39 year old who after his arrest admitted that he hid the drugs at the location himself. […]

140 deaths from illegal drugs in Cyprus in the past 10 years

140 deaths have been recorded in the past 10 years caused by the use of illegal substances according to a study by the National Centre for Information on Drugs. According to a statement by the Minister of Justice Ionas Nicolaou, there have been 287 drug related arrests of which 276 were men and 11 women. […]

Medical Cannabis in Cyprus

Health Minister Petros Petrides clarified the intention to promote the Anti-Drugs Council amendment of the legislation, to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp for industrial purposes. The Minister explained that medical cannabis has been accepted for use in various countries and is administered under medical advice, to relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and other […]