Paphos Operation Leads to Arrest of Five for Illegal Stay

In a significant crackdown on illegal residency, five individuals were apprehended in Paphos during a coordinated operation by law enforcement authorities. The arrests took place on Sunday in the village of Tremithousa, as part of an investigation into suspected illegal stay within the Republic of Cyprus.

The operation was conducted at the Saint George complex, a known residence for many foreign nationals, between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:40 PM. Paphos police spokesman Michalis Nicolaou confirmed the details of the operation, which saw the deployment of approximately 80 officers from the Paphos Criminal Investigation Department (CID), alongside members of the Ykan drug squad and MMAD special forces.

During the extensive sweep, authorities inspected 18 apartments and verified the legal status of 80 individuals. The operation culminated in the arrest of four men and one woman, who were discovered to be residing in the country without proper authorization. All five detainees have been taken into custody and are expected to face deportation proceedings shortly.

This decisive action underscores the Republic’s commitment to enforcing its immigration laws and maintaining the integrity of its borders. The successful operation also highlights the collaborative efforts of various law enforcement units in addressing issues related to illegal residency.

As the community awaits further developments, the Cyprus Mail invites readers to stay informed on this and other news by following their updates on Google News.


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