The simultaneous police operation in the buffer zone was conducted by the police forces of the two communities. The report after the operation concerning the casino in Pyla was sent to the UN, because currently it is controlling this area.
Nevertheless, the Minister of Justice Ionas Nicolaou denies any cooperation with the Turkish-Cypriot authorities. According to the police, the Greek-Cypriot forces arrested 31 individuals and confiscated 15,000 Eur in cash.
The local residents of Pyla have made numerous complaints before about the illegal gambling establishments on the unsecured territory in Pyla.