A Lebanese man in Cyprus has been taken into custody by anti-terrorism police for links to social media threats against the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades.
According to Cypriot media, the Lebanese national, whose identity was not revealed, is residing illegally in the Limassol district of eastern Cyprus. The reason behind his threatening the Cypriot president was not revealed.
As a preventative measure, Cypriot police are now investigating “possible terrorism-related acts” by the man, reported Philenews.
The arrest comes amid an influx of migrants embarking on deadly sea crossings from Lebanon to Cyprus. The two countries have agreed to deal with the illegal migrants.
Additionally, a Lebanese Hezbollah operative accused of laundering drug money for the organization was extradited from Cyprus to the United States, reported to The National.
It’s worth noting that Lebanese authorities have asked Interpol to arrest a Cyprus resident, the owner of the Rhosus ship that carried tons of deadly chemicals to Beirut’s port, Russian businessman Igor Grechushkin.