Three of the 25 persons apprehended with drugs at Rabat establishment arraigned in Court
Three of the 25 persons arrested following searches carried out during an entertainment activity in the limits of Rabat have been arraigned in Court and charged with possession and trafficking of ecstasy, and with having carried out this activity less than 100 metres from where youths congregate.
37-year-old Serbian national Dusan Stanojevic, who lives in St Paul’s Bay, pleaded not guilty to the charges, and legal aid lawyer Graziella Tanti requested bail. Inspector Frank Anthony Tabone for the Prosecution did not object, as accused had cooperated with the Police.
The Court, Magistrate Yana Micallef Stafrace presiding, acceded to the request against a 500 euro deposit and a 15,000 euro personal guarantee, as well as a number of other conditions.
The other two accused, a 21-year-old Russian national who lives in Pieta’ and a 28-year-old Maltese national who lives in Qormi, were detained under arrest. Lawyer Yanika Bugeja for Slava Baldacchino and legal aid lawyer Graziella Tanti for Wayne Said, stated their clients were not guilty as charged but did not request bail at this stage.
The Prosecution notified the Court that the rest of the persons arrested during the entertainment activity with be arraigned in Court through a summons.
25 arrested during drug-bust in Rabat