Back
Register for SMS Alerts
or enter your details manually below...
First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
Password:
Hometown:
Birthday:
Sorry, we couldn't find that email.
Existing users
Email
Password
Sorry, we couldn't find those details.
Enter Email
Sorry, we couldn't find that email.

Caruana Galizia murder | TNT explosive used in probable ‘made-in-Malta’ bomb

Sources close to investigation have told MaltaToday the bomb is believed to have been manufactured in Malta

kurt_sansone
Kurt Sansone
5 December 2017, 8:13pm
The wreckage of the car, Daphne Caruana Galizia was driving
The wreckage of the car, Daphne Caruana Galizia was driving

The explosive used in the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia is believed to have been TNT, a relatively common explosive, sources close to the investigation have told MaltaToday.

The sources said that at this stage in the investigation, the possibility that the bomb was manufactured in Malta is not being excluded.

Moreover, it is believed that the explosion was unlikely to have detonated by a person on site in Bidnija

 The bomb is believed to have been detonated remotely, with a spotter in the area watching Caruana Galizia’s movements.

The CID depot, where the three suspects are being held before their arraignment
The CID depot, where the three suspects are being held before their arraignment
The police, who believe they have a solid case against the suspects, have been trawling the seabed in the Marsa port, with searches having yielded electronic equipment which may link the suspects to the crime, the sources said.

Caruana Galizia was killed on the 16 October near her home in Bidnija.

The police are shortly expected to be arraign three of the ten suspects apprehended yesterday in court.

Sources have told Malta today that in addition to Alfred Degorgio, known as il-Fulu, and his brother George Degorgio, known as ic-Ciniz, the police are also expected to arraign Vince Muscat ‘il-Kohhu’.

All three are well-known to the police, having been in involved in a number of crimes over the years. In 2010, all three were involved a heist on HSBC.

The Degiorgio brothers were never charged but implicated in the heist, when their names cropped up during the compilation of evidence against David Gatt, a former police inspector now lawyer, who was charged and later acquitted of masterminding the foiled HSBC heist.

Muscat was charged with alleged involvement in the HSBC heist and was out on bail, despite facing charges of having fired over 30 shots at the police during the heist.

Muscat, 55, last made headlines after being shot at three times in the neck while parking his car in Msida.

kurt_sansone
Kurt Sansone is Online Editor of www.maltatoday.com.mt. He was formerly deputy editor of ...