2 drink-drivers, men with cannabis caught at police checkpoint


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Police stopped two drink-drivers and arrested three men caught with a “green substance” presumably cannabis, during a late-night road checkpoint on Friday night.

In a statement, the police said that two men aged 38 and 48 had been caught while driving under the influence of driving during separate checks at the Għaxaq checkpoint.

Two men aged 21 and 35 were caught with several packets of a “green substance” and drug paraphernalia. A third man, 28 from Serbia, was arrested after he was caught with “green substance”. The latter was in a car which was stopped on Triq Għar Dalam, Birżebbuġa. The three men were taken the police lock up in Floriana pending further investigations.

A 33-year-old man who was driving a Chevrolet Lacetti was stopped after it was caught driving inadequate headlights. A 40-year-old man from the Philippines who resides in Sliema was found to be driving without a licence. A 19-year-old man of Birżebbuġa was also caught driving without a licence.

All those caught will be prosecuted, the police said.

The police are investigating.