Free rein for looters and grave robbers profiting from ancient heritage

Within the last 5 years, the Department of Antiquities reported 67 cases of grave robbing and looting of archaeological sites, confirming, thus, the uncontrolled operation of criminal organisations selling antiquities in the black market.

The cases include the destruction and looting of ancient tombs dating from the early Bronze Age onwards, illegal excavations in archaeological sites, and especially in ancient and prehistoric burial sites, as well as illegal intervention inside an ancient preserved tomb in Paphos.

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Archimandrita

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Men remanded for knife fight

Two men were remanded for four days by Paphos district court on Monday for being involved in a knife fight.

Police said that a 25-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were involved in a fight which ended in a stabbing near the village square in Chlorakas.

Both men were injured in the fight which police said appeared to be over family differences.

Police to launch campaign against drink driving Monday

The sixth campaign of the year against drink driving will be launched by the police on Monday, lasting until Sunday, August 19.

A police statement said that in the EU around 25 per cent of traffic deaths are caused by driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police undertake noise pollution campaign in Paphos

An operation against noise pollution was undertaken by police in Paphos on Saturday night.

 

Owner of Argakas fatal crash car charged

The 34-year-old owner of the car  driven by Philippos Hadjiphillipou who was killed in a fatal collision on the Ayia Marina -Argakas road early on Friday morning has been charged by police, released and then rearrested for other warrants pending against him.