20 people arrested on drugs possession in Rabat


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Police investigations are underway after almost a dozen people were arrested for drugs possession outside Rabat yesterday evening.

Twenty people understood to be between the ages of 20 and 34 who were taken into custody following random searches by the Drugs Squad.

An Irish man is understood to have been among those arrested. He is believed to have been found with 66 sachets of cocaine, prepared for trafficking. A second man from San Gwann is understood to have had 6 ecstasy pills, 2 MDMA sachets and a cocaine sachet in his possession. These were also ready for trafficking.

Overall, the police say they found Cocaine, MDMA, Cannabis grass, ecstasy pills and ketamine.

The arrests come a day after a drugs raid and mass arrests which took place at an address in Rabat between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.

25 people arrested in Rabat following drug bust

Cocaine, cannabis resin and ecstasy pills were found at the address along with the arrest of 25 people, among them Serbians, Russians and Maltese.

In one case, one of those arrested was carrying 50 ecstasy pills which were ready for trafficking.