Traffic cop faces bribery charges

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AN officer of the Famagusta traffic police was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a case of embezzlement of public funds and bribery.

According to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), the officer was reported that last Thursday, while on traffic control duty at the Larnaca-Ayia Napa motorway, he asked a tourist, whose breathalyser showed more than double the permitted alcohol consumption limit, to give him €100 so that he would not slap him with the €300 fine, provided by law for such cases.

The tourist reportedly gave him all the money he had on him, around €90, and the officer let him go. He later reported the officer to the police.

The officer faces charges for bribery, money extortion by a civil servant to show favour, abuse of power, and breach of trust.

Cyprus Mail

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