Man accused of drug possession released from arrest

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A man accused of being in possession of nine kilograms worth of cannabis has been released from arrest after being locked up for nine days.

The man, a 22-year-old resident of Tarxien, is being charged with aggravated possession of cannabis after Police officers stopped a car he was driving last week.

Three kilogrammes of cannabis were found in the car. A further search of a garage returned another six kilogrammes of cannabis.

During yesterday’s hearing, Magistrate Doreen Clarke heard four prosecution witnesses. Amongst these was the owner of the garage, who told the court that he had rented the property to a third party.

The man was released on bail yesterday, secured by a deposit of €1,000 and a personal guarantee of €5,000. He was also ordered to sign a bail book weekly.

Lawyers Franco Debono and Amadeus Cachia appeared for the accused, while the prosecution was led by Inspector Justine Grech.

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