Arrested Degiorgio brothers are main suspects in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

George Degiorgio, known as ic-Ciniz, and his brother Alfred Degiorgio, known as il-Fulu, are considered the main suspects in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia • Brothers among 10 men arrested on Monday morning

The Degiorgio brothers are among 10 men arrested in connection with Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder
The Degiorgio brothers are among 10 men arrested in connection with Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder

Notorious brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio are being considered as the main suspects in the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder investigation, according to sources close to the investigation.

Known by their respective nicknames, ic-Ciniz and il-Fulu, the two men were among the group of 10 people arrested this morning in early morning raids in Marsa, Bugibba and Zebbug.

The Degiorgios have a criminal past and form part of a gang that used a warehouse in the Menqa area of Marsa to plan criminal activity.

Alfred Degiorgio was among three criminals found not guilty in 2015 of being involved in an armed robbery 11 years earlier at Marsa in which €42,000 were stolen. They were cleared of accusations when the presiding magistrate decreed there was lack of evidence to convict them.

Heavily armed police officers and soldiers raided a number of warehouses in the area below the Marsa power station on Monday morning. An eyewitness who works in the area told MaltaToday that two men were seen running before being apprehended by the police.

The Menqa area in Marsa where the arrests were made remains closed off by the police
The Menqa area in Marsa where the arrests were made remains closed off by the police

Sources close to the investigation said the police confiscated weapons and other material that could link the arrested men to Caruana Galizia's murder.

The Marsa area raided this morning remained closed off this evening as police officers and forensic experts were still on site.

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