The Nicosia court found the young man guilty of drug trafficking and sentenced him to five years in prison, the source said.
30-year-old resident of Nicosia admitted that he stored 400 gram of cocaine for further sale.
The man started using drugs for 6 months before his arrest. He associates this with the difficult financial circumstances that his family faced.
On the crime of a young man pushed "a debt to those who supplied him with drugs." To somehow pay off, the man took a batch of cocaine for storage.
Absence of previous convictions, full confession of guilt and repentance in the deed - the court took into account as mitigating circumstances. The lawyer also noted that the defendant started working with 14-years and from that age was the head of the family.
The national anti-drug legislation is represented by the following legislative acts:
According to these laws, the punishment for possession of drugs provides for a term of imprisonment - up to 12 years, the sale of narcotic drugs - life imprisonment.
The court said that "drugs are probably the biggest problem that young people face in Cyprus".
Chairman of the Education Committee Kyriakos Hadjiannis noted that in a small country such as Cyprus already there are even gangs that compete among themselves in the number of drugs sold to schoolchildren.