Brother of Nationalist MP Therese Comodini Cachia held by police in Birzebbuga raid

Peter Paul Cachia was one of four arrested in connection with a failed car-bomb attempt

Bomb disposal experts were on site in Birzebbuga
Bomb disposal experts were on site in Birzebbuga

One of the men held by police after a police sting on Thursday morning was Peter Paul Cachia, 42, the younger brother of Nationalist Party MP Therese Comodini Cachia, MaltaToday has learnt.

MaltaToday incorrectly reported the name as Frank, who is the MP's elder brorther.

Cachia was held by police after three of his employees were arrested in a joint operation between the police, army and the secret service after weeks of surveillance.

The three men were arrested in connection with a failed car-bomb attack last January in Fgura.

Therese Comodini Cachia posted her reaction on Facebook after speaking to MaltaToday
Therese Comodini Cachia posted her reaction on Facebook after speaking to MaltaToday

One of the places raided by the police this morning was a field in Birzebbuga that belongs to Cachia’s father.

When contacted by MaltaToday, the PN MP said she was surprised by the news. “Honestly, this is news to me and I wouldn’t know anything about my brother because I have not been in touch with him for a number of years,” Comodini Cachia said when first contacted.

She then posted a reaction on her Facebook wall, explaining that she had "disagreements" with her brother, which were of a family nature and that led her to stop her communication with him, a number of years ago.

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