The Paphos District Court issued eight-day detention orders against the 34-year-old and his 51-year-old mother, to facilitate investigations in ten cases, seven of which involved money laundering by three citizens and three involving money laundering by three citizens. .
According to Paphos Assistant Police Director Michalis Ioannou, today a mother and son were brought before the Paphos District Court and detention orders were issued against them for eight days. As it is understood, said Mr. Ioannou, the Paphos TAE is in the initial stages of investigating the case, but also the other cases and will need the assistance of Interpol.
He added that another 30 or so deposits are expected to be taken and private telephone orders issued, since, as he said, accomplices are also wanted. The offenses investigated by the Police, he noted, are conspiracy to commit a crime, extortion and attempted extortion of money through false representations, money laundering, obstruction and combating money laundering with illegal activities and fraudulent activities.
Referring to the history of the case, Mr. Ioannou said that yesterday around 14:00 an employee of a bank branch in Paphos, informed the Police that a client of theirs, who was at the branch at that time, asked to withdraw 20,000 euros while talking on cell phone with a stranger. When the bank's client was asked what the money needed, she replied that she was informed that her daughter needed immediate surgery and had to pay the amount.
Immediately after, members of the Paphos TAE organized a business and set up surveillance operation in the area of Agios Kendeas in Paphos where the complainant agreed to meet with the suspect to hand over the amount of 20,000 euros. The 34-year-old suspect and the 51-year-old mother were located there. arrest warrants.
In their statements, mother and son allegedly admitted to committing this crime and other cases of a similar nature such as the posting of 10 thousand euros from a 74-year-old on 4.2.22 and the posting of a sum of money 7,000 euros from a 75-year-old made on 7.2.22.
As for the amount of money that was stolen, they claimed that they sent it to their country.