KID ABDUCTIONS IN CYPRUS
It seems there is a gang operating from North Cyprus with Mafia links that are trading in children’s organs on the black market. There have been three alleged attempts to abduct kids over the last week. The only one I have had c onfirmed was in Zara Larnaca when two men took a girl into the changing rooms to try and change her clothes and put a hat on her so as her parents would not recognize her in order to get her out the shop. She caused a commotion and security closed the main doors and trapped the guys inside before they got away.
There was supposed to be an incident in Jumbo Nicosia last Saturday and another yesterday at a Greek school in Larnaca where they took three kids. There is definitely something going on but the authorities are not making the public aware – perhaps to protect the tourist industry. The headmaster at Emma’s school has spoken with the kids in assembly but nothing formal has been communicated to the parents.
If you have any friends with kids up in Nicosia if they don’t know already, then it is better to warn them to be on the alert as up until now as you know we have all been under the impression our kids were safe.