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Seven arrested in connection with Caruana Galizia murder have been released on police bail

Seven of the 10 men arrested in connection with the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, have been released on police bail

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Matthew Vella
6 December 2017, 2:24pm
The Menqa area in Marsa where the arrests were made
The Menqa area in Marsa where the arrests were made
Seven of the 10 men arrested on Monday in connection with the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, have been released on police bail.

The men must present themselves at a police station until they are to be released from the ongoing inquiry into the murder.

Those released include Adrian Agius, son of murdered car dealer Raymond Agius ‘tal-Maskar’, shot dead in 2008 in the Butterfly Bar of Birkirara.

The other arrestees were Miguel Caruana, Sandro Cilia, Jamie Vella, Anton Cachia, Rudy Camilleri, and Robert Agius – the brother of Adrian Agius.

MaltaToday understands that these men have not been formally charged and are not main suspects.

It remains unclear how these people are linked to the assassination, if at all. MaltaToday could not establish whether these people were arrested while on site in the Menqa area during the police raid of Monday 4 December, or because they might have procured a service to the main suspects in preparation for the assassination.

On Tuesday, main suspects Alfred and George Degiorgio, and Vincent Muscat, were charged in court with the murder of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

It is understood that Caruana Galizia wrote just a few posts about Agius, at the time the More Supermarket chain went bust and main shareholder Ryan Schembri – cousin to the Prime Minister’s chief of staff Keith Schembri – fled the island.

Adrian Agius was a co-director with More Supermarkets owner Ryan Schembri in the company Sant Andrija Developments, and stepped in to take charge of the business according to court documents related to the unpaid debts.

Agius, of Zebbug, was originally arraigned in 2006 charged with falsifying importation documents for two shipping containers full of mobile phones, sent to Libya. He was acquitted of the charges.

Agius was reported to have escaped from Malta following the unravelling of the €40 million fraud involving More Supermarkets. But Agius had denied escaping, claiming on social media that he had been abroad on business and planned to return by month’s end.

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Matthew Vella is executive editor at MaltaToday.