Following a similar operation in Nicosia in September last year, Kyenia police were out in force last night. The objective was to mount an intensive surprise police operation against crime.
The operation lasted from 8pm to 1am last night and police from Kyrenia, Lapta, Camlibel and Esentepe stations were all involved.
Betting offices, night clubs, cafes and motoring traffic were all inspected.
As a result it was found that prostitution was operating in two night clubs and in total eighteen people were arrested including eight customers, eight staff and two hostesses.
Nearly 100 people were reported for various driving offences.
Betting offices and numerous cafes were also inspected but they came up clean last night.