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Six-month sentence for trying to escape from Malta hidden on catamaran

A 20-year-old Chadian national has been handed down a six-month prison term by Magistrate Nadine Lia after admitting to trying to escape from Malta.

The youth, Adam Ismail, was apprehended inside a container on the catamaran riding at anchor in Grand Harbour in readiness to leave for Sicily.

The attempt occurred this morning at about 5.30 a.m., with the youth being caught and arraigned in Court soon afterwards by Inspector Frankie Sammut.