Updated | Two men charged over Hamrun cocaine, cannabis bust

The cocaine was packed in 140 capsules ready to be distributed, while a subsequent search in a garage found 11.5kg of ready-packed cannabis

Police found cocaine capsules ready for distribution after stopping a car in Fgura (File photo)
Police found cocaine capsules ready for distribution after stopping a car in Fgura (File photo)

Two men have been arraigned on charges relating to the discovery of a massive drug stash in Hamrun.

Tomislav Hegedus, 27 from Mosta and a 33 year-old man from Hamrun who cannot be named by order of the court, were charged separately before Magistrate Josette Demicoli this morning.

Inspector Kevin Pulis said that Police were informed of a drug deal by confidential sources. After covertly observing the conspirators for a time, the police decided to move out of cover and arrest the men.

The 33-year-old man from Hamrun was stopped by officers from the police drugs squad as he was driving through Fgura. The cocaine was packed in 140 capsules ready to be distributed, the police said in a statement. In a subsequent search on a garage the man owns inside a complex in Hamrun, the police found 11.5kg of ready-packed cannabis.

On his part, Hegedus was allegedly the coordinator behind the trafficking, the prosecution said.

The inspector said the police were still working hard to crack the case. “If anyone is thinking the police are sitting back and toasting this seizure I can say it is not the case. We are still working. But we are at the earliest stages and it would not be helpful to have the accused able to tamper with evidence they are yet to collect."

Bail was denied in both cases. Lawyers Martha Mifsud, Mario Mifsud and Franco Debono appeared for the accused men.

 

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