UPDATED: Europol to help Maltese Police in their investigations into Daphne Caruana Galizia murder
Three Europol officials arrived in Malta to assist the Police in its investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Dutch and FBI experts are also participating in the investigation. Meanwhile, the Police said that forensic tests in foreign laboratories are still continuing in a bid to determine the type of explosive used in this murder.
Sources close to the investigation told tvm.com.mt that the Europol officials, who have a great experience in crimes, will be specializing on analyzing the information gathered during the investigations.
Europol assistance was provided only 24 hours after the European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, said in Strasbourg that if Europol involvement is necessary, Malta will find an open door.
tvm.com.mt is informed that the Court experts, appointed by inquiring Magistrate Anthony Vella, have completed their investigation on the corpse and it is now in the magistrate’s competence to release the corpse for burial.
In a statement, the Police made reference to certain reports which are appearing in the local media about the explosive material which was used in the murder of Mrs Caruana Galizia, and which is even being mentioned by foreign media. The Police said that it was premature to speculate about the type of explosives being used, when the tests are still in the process of being carried at the best forensic laboratories in Europe.
It was stated that every reference in the media about the type of explosives which might have been used, could only be considered a rumour.
The Police said that only the final results of the tests which are being carried out can lead to a confirmation of what type of explosive material was used in the car bomb which killed Mrs Caruana Galizia.
In another development, following the visit by Caruana Galizia’s family members at the European Parliament, it was decided that a delegation is sent by the EP to investigate the practicing of rule of law in Malta.