Jailed seven years for trafficking drugs near Junior College
A man who admitted to having trafficked ecstasy in the vicinity of the Junior College in Msida was jailed for seven years today.
Andre Falzon, 26, from St Paul's Bay, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and simple possession of heroin instead of facing a trial by jury.
He was caught outside the Junior College with 346 ecstasy pills in 2005.
The court heard that he had resisted arrest and initially managed to get away from the police before his eventual arrest. A policeman was slightly injured.
Mr Justice Michael Mallia sentenced him to seven years in jail and fined him €15,000 which if not paid are converted into an extra year in jail.
Lawyers Lara Lanfranco and Charmaine Camilleri Zarb from the Attorney General's office prosecuted while lawyer Veronique Dalli appeared for the accused.