Cyprus minister quits amid car import scandal

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NICOSIA, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Cyprus's justice minister resigned on Tuesday amid a spiralling scandal over alleged police involvement in a tax scam importing luxury cars. Police have come under scrutiny in the past week over their alleged role in a racket importing luxury cars as scrap metal or in parts to be assembled on the Mediterranean island, depriving state coffers of thousands of pounds (dollars) in import duties. One senior police officer and two car dealers have been detained ...

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