EXCLUSIVE FILM: Three arrested with 1.5 kilos of cocaine in their possession
Police are holding two Libyans and a Maltese man who were arrested in a coordinated effort that involved 1.5 kilos of cocaine and €64,000 in cash. The three arrested men are expected to be arraigned in Court to be accused of drugs trafficking. TVM was on the spot at the time but to protect the identities of the Police, the faces of the personnel present are being obscured.
The operation came to an end on Tuesday afternoon in a virtually secluded zone between Safi and Kirkop. . TVM is informed that this resulted after the Anti Drugs Squad was studying the movements of the three persons involved. Police suspicions were confirmed with the finding of 1.5 kilos of cocaine and €64,000 in cash that were probably about to be used for the trafficking. It is estimated that at market price the drugs haul is of €100,000 and possibly more.
TVM in the vicinity at the time was able to follow the arrest of two Libyans and a Maltese, the three aged between 25 and 40. From information gained by the news centre the Police had been following the vehicle from a distance for a lengthy period of time, noting the movements of the vehicle involved until at about 2.30pm it stopped in Triq l-Industrija, exactly at the lay-by where enthusiasts take pictures of aircraft at Kirkop.
At this point the Police noted drugs trafficking taking place. The Police Anti Drugs Squad with the help of the Rapid Intervention Unit surrounded the vehicle and arrested the two Libyans and the Maltese man who were in the vehicle. When the drugs and cash were confiscated, the three persons were taken to the Police Depot for die further investigation. Magistrate Doreen Clarke was informed of the case and ordered an Inquiry and various experts to assist.