TCs ar­rested for help­ing wanted GC

Cyprus Today - - NEWS -

TWO Turk­ish Cypri­ots have been ar­rested and a third is be­ing sought on sus­pi­cion of help­ing a Greek Cypriot wanted in the South for at­tempted mur­der who was ar­rested on a lux­ury com­plex in Gaz­i­mağusa.

Po­lice swooped on a flat in the Gülseren dis­trict on Wed­nes­day and de­tained 40-year-old Iosif Iosif, said to have lived on the site for some time. Two 9mm pis­tols, 100 live bul­lets and a “Repub­lic of Cyprus” ID card in the name of Ni­cholas Ni­co­lao, be­lieved to be forged, were seized.

Gaz­i­mağusa Dis­trict Court heard yes­ter­day that Iosif had been ac­com­mo­dated in an apart­ment by Cen­giz Yakupoğlu­ları, af­ter be­ing picked up from the Ak­yar bor­der check­point by Hüseyin İbrahim last month.

Po­lice of­fi­cer Er­soy Say­dağ said Iosif was ac­cused of pos­sess­ing an il­le­gal firearm and fake doc­u­ments, and break­ing im­mi­gra­tion law.

He was wanted in the South for drug pos­ses­sion and on al­le­ga­tions that he and a for­eign na­tional had rid­dled a car with bul­lets con­tain­ing a per­son, named Ni­cos Rothotheou, in Novem­ber. The vic­tim sur­vived.

Iosif was re­manded in cus­tody for seven days yes­ter­day and Yakupoğlu­ları and İbrahim for three.

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