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Cyprus priest ‘dealt drugs to pay for wife’s medicines’

A 37-year-old Greek priest was being questioned on Thursday by police in the Cypriot resort of Larnaca after 3 kilograms of cannabis was discovered in his luggage.

The priest, who serves at a parish in Nicosia, reportedly told a Larnaca court that he started dealing drugs to pay for the medical treatment of his wife, who is seriously ill.

The court ordered him to be detained for eight days.