Weeks of investigations led to the Police arresting 10 people on Monday, after Maltese and foreign investigators worked on the case and managed to gather enough evidence to learn the dynamics of how Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed.
Communication between the three men prior to the murder was carried out using brand new mobile phones
Sources have told tvm.com.mt that it was a trail of evidence gathered during the investigations which led the Police to arrest ten people. This was made possible after the Police managed to gather enough proof by means of the triangulation system for which the FBI is renowned.
During these investigations, the Police had the complete co-operation of the major mobile service providers GO and Vodafone, which provided the information required by the investigators to establish how the order was given for the car bomb to be set off.
This newsroom is informed that one of the people who was arraigned in Court on Tuesday evening was traced to the area where the bomb exploded in Bidnija on Monday 16 October at around 3pm.
SMS causes the explosion
It appears that as soon as one of the men who was stationed in the area of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s house saw her leaving her home, he phoned another accomplice. According to La Repubblica, the second man may have phoned the third person involved in the plot, who was in charge of sending the text message via SMS which triggered the car bomb.
The bomb was made from TNT
As soon as the SMS was sent by the third accomplice, the car bomb which was attached to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s car was set off and killed her. It appears that the Police have enough evidence to show that the explosive was made from TNT.
The evidence which led to the arrests
In a statement, the Police said that the details which were gathered shortly after the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia will be used in the compilation of evidence and these will be made public at that stage.
As it has done over the last few weeks, the Police said that it would continue to exercise maximum caution in order to achieve the required results. The Police will continue to be focused on its work so that justice will be served in this case as well.
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