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Trafficking suspects ‘entrapped’

Two men accused of drug trafficking have claimed their arrest came about as a result of entrapment and this was in breach of their human rights.

Henry Grogan, 27 and Luke Muscat, 22, were charged two years ago with conspiring to traffic in five kilogrammes of cannabis, as well as with trafficking and possession in circumstances that denoted that the drug was not for their personal use.

The two men’s lawyers, Jose Herrera and Veronique Dalli, yesterday filed a constitutional application arguing they were caught in a controlled delivery, which was against the law.

The police, they said, acted as the agent provocateurs meaning their clients had been entrapped.

This was in breach of their human rights and the evidence regarding the delivery should be withdrawn from the acts of the proceedings, they argued.

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