The Limassol Permanent Criminal Court today imposed a 23-year prison sentence on an accused man who pleaded guilty to the offenses of export and possession for the purpose of supplying drugs (MDMA), weighing a total of 628 kilos and 63.3 grams.
The drugs in question were detected by the Australian Authorities in the year 2019 in Cypriot barbecues (“foukoudes”). The drugs were imported to the Republic of Cyprus by sailing boat, placed in a specially shaped cavity of the “fukoudas” and exported by container container from the New Port of Limassol.
As the Court itself pointed out in its decision, it was a large operation for the import and export of a huge amount of drugs, where Cyprus was the transit point for the traffickers and the accused had contributed to the achievement of the purpose of the whole operation, with special reference to by the Court, in its role within the jurisdiction of the Republic of Cyprus.
The case concerns the largest amount of drugs ever dealt with by the Cypriot Courts and therefore the most serious Cypriot drug case to date.