Drug squad officer was bribed to make cocaine possession charges disappear

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A drug squad police sergeant has been given a suspended two-year jail sentence after he was found guilty of accepting more than €10,000 in kickbacks to look the other way after he arrested a man in 2012 with 1.5 kilos of cocaine.

The sergeant, Andreas Vryonis, was found guilty on nine of 26 charges. The Larnaca district court however, suspended the sentence, as it took into account as a mitigating factor a letter from the head of the drug squad who said that Vryonis was a “good officer and excellent associate”.

Vryonis was found guilty of demanding more than €10,000 from a man...


Drug squad officer was bribed to make cocaine possession charges disappear


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