Police arrest 24-year-old found with 60 packets of cocaine


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A 24-year-old man resident of Marsaxlokk was arrested after being caught with a substantial amount of cocaine in his car.

In a statement, the Police said that after several days of observation, late last night, the Drug Squad surrounded the man while he was driving in Triq it-Trunċiera, Marsaxlokk.

A search of the vehicle resulted in around 60 small packages of cocaine and two small packets of cannabis ready to be sold, together with cash.

Magistrate Caroline Farrugia Frendo has opened an inquiry into the case. The man is being held at the Police Headquarters in Floriana and is expected to be arraigned in Court tomorrow on charges related to drug trafficking, among others.

Police investigations are ongoing.