Lebanese man held for possession of large quantity of ammonium nitrate in Cypress with Canadian passport.
Cypriot authorities detained a Lebanese national on Thursday after finding in his possession a large quantity of ammonium nitrate fertilizer which, police said could case widespread damage if used in an explosive mixture.
A public prosecutor, asking for court proceedings to be held in camera, said the case raised questions of state security. Police said they had discovered two tonnes of ammonium nitrate at premises used by the 26-year-old in the coastal town of Larnaca on Wednesday night.
Ammonium nitrate is a fertilizer but in large quantities can be mixed with other substances to make a powerful explosion.