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.


Ekathimerini.com