A 27-year old youth from San Ġwann was released from custody by the Court after he denied charges of cocaine possession.
The prosecuting officer said that the case occurred last Sunday during the Christ the King feast in Paola when police monitoring clubs to ensure they are closed, officers noted a person acting suspiciously. The person was arrested and taken to a station, and then released when a search resulted negatively. The Police added that outside the station the person met the accused who was noticed throwing away a packet of cigarettes, in which nine bags of white substance were found later on.
It emerged in Court that the accused had just completed a rehabilitation program, and wants to find a job and starts a new life.
The prosecution did not object to the youth’s release from custody and Magistrate Josette Demicoli upheld the defence request with a number of conditions.