Man found guilty of drug trafficking sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined €1,000
A man was yesterday sentenced to 18 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of €1,000 after being found guilty of drug trafficking.
Australia-born Joseph Camilleri, 44, was found to be in possession of cocaine and cannabis, in amounts that denoted it was not for personal use.
Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera said that whilst the court understood that the accused may have changed his ways and is no longer a drug addict, it could not ignore the seriousness of the crime.
The case dates back to May 2001, when the police conducted a search of the accused’s residence in Zurrieq. Here the police came across a number of suspicious items including substances such as cocaine and cannabis resin.
It was stated that when the police entered the residence the accused attempted to throw a small bag out of the window. The bag was retrieved and it resulted that it contained cocaine. The prosecution was led by Inspector Josric Mifsud.