Siblings accused of drug trafficking and money laundering granted bail

Two siblings from Cospicua, aged 31 and 34, who are facing charges of possession and trafficking of cocaine and cannabis as well as charges related to money laundering, were granted bail.

Last April, Joseph Brignone, 31, and his sister Annalize, 34, were arrested in Cottonera Street, Cospicua after weeks of surveillance by the Drug Squad Police.

A search of Joseph Brignone yielded about € 2,600 in cash, a semi-automatic firearm containing two bullets, and two sachets suspected to be drugs – one green and one white.

The residence of his sister was also searched by Police who found various substances thought to be drugs, a gun, blades, drug-related paraphernalia, drugs hidden in the bed legs and more than € 11,000 in a safe behind a mirror.

While the case against the two siblings continues, the Court, presided over by Magistrate Neville Camilleri, granted a request for the accused to be released on bail subject to a personal guarantee of € 30,000 each.

The accused were also ordered to sign at the Police station daily. Joseph Brignone was released on bail subject to a monetary deposit of € 7,000, while his sister Annalise was released on bail on a deposit of € 5,000.

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