Kept under arrest over suspected cannabis

CMRU

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Court ordered the arrest of a 31-year-old man that was held over drug trafficking charges on Wednesday.

The Romanian national who resides in Bugibba pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.

The case happened on the 11th of September at around 11:30am in Marsa. Officers from the Customs Department inspected six cars that had disembarked from the catamaran from Pozzallo. Sniffing dogs detached the 6.5 kilogrammes of drugs that were hidden in the man’s car.

The Court presided by Magistrate Gabriela Vella ordered the confiscation of the car, freezing of assets and the prohibition of sale of immobile property.

Inspector Mark Anthony Mercieca was leading the prosecution.

Charmaine Cherrett was appearing as legal aid for the accused.