Suspected drug traffickers arrested in Marsa police raid
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Suspected drug traffickers arrested in Marsa police raid

Raid follows weeks of observation by the drugs squad

The raid on the premises Triq it-Tigrija took place on Sunday night.

The raid on the premises Triq it-Tigrija took place on Sunday night.

Weeks of observation culminated in a drugs raid in Marsa on Sunday, in which three men were arrested.

Police said in a statement that the drugs squad had been monitoring premises in Triq it-Tigrija suspected to be used to traffic various illegal drugs throughout the day.

A raid by drugs squad officers, assisted by the special intervention unit and traffic police, revealed sachets containing substances believed to be cocaine, heroin and cannabis, all ready for distribution. The amount recovered was not disclosed.

Police also found electronic scales and other equipment used for drug consumption or trafficking was also found.

The raid led to the arrest of three men: a 34-year old living in Ħamrun, a 46-year old living in Msida and a 29-year old Libyan living in Marsascala. The three are being held for further questioning.

Duty magistrate Neville Camilleri was informed of the case and has ordered an inquiry. Police investigations are still ongoing.

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