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Police raid nightclubs: Many arrested

17 February 2013

Last night Nicosia and Kyrenia were the scenes of police raids in many nightclubs and casinos.

By the end of the night, 20 people were arrested for a number of offences mainly related to having offensive weapons and a further 16 people were arrested for illegal gambling.

Nicosia

Here, police action was focused on raiding various nightclubs. A number of club personnel have been arrested for being in possession of offensive weapons including pepper spray, tasers and a samurai sword. There were also arrests for prostitution.

Kyrenia

Police raided casinos at Rocks, Dome and Liman. 16 people have been arrested for illegally attending these casinos.

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