Youth arrested after drug find in Bormla

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

An 18-year-old man was arrested for drug possession on Saturday afternoon in Bormla.

In a statement the police said that the youth who was on Triq Alessandra was observed acting suspiciously. Once the police tried to approach the man, he escaped on foot to Triq San Mark. The police followed him and found him knocking on the door of a residence on Triq Santa Liena.

The man was arrested before anyone opened the door. A search yielded several packets containing a substance suspected to be drugs, a pocket knife and a brass-knuckle. He was then escorted to the police headquarters.

The police also searched the residence where a search yielded three small packets suspected to contain drugs. A 20-year-old man and a 27-year old woman both of Bormla were questioned in connection to the case.

Duty Magistrate Caroline Farrugia Frendo is leading an inquiry.

Further investigations by the Bormla District Police are underway.