Youth caught with drugs after Police stopped him for mask infringement

A 29-year-old Swedish national has been conditionally discharged and bound over not to commit another crime within six months after admitting to being in possession of cannabis.

Inspector Darren Buhagiar explained to the Court that at about 12.15 p.m. on 1 May, Police officers on patrol in Marsascala stopped the Swede because he was not wearing his mask properly, and they then found the drug in his bag.

The Swede admitted to the charge in Court, Magistrate Josette Demicoli presiding, and even showed a desire to be given assistance to overcome his drug problem.