Two men strug­gling with drug ad­dic­tion are charged with theft, re­manded in cus­tody

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Two men ap­peared be­fore the court yes­ter­day morn­ing charge d with theft of a bust from a pub­lic gar­den in Tarx­ien and for ac­cept­ing stolen good while re­laps­ing.

The two ac­cused, Grezio Calleja, 48, and An­thony Cu­ta­jar, 45, were also charged with caus­ing dam­ages on pri­vate prop­erty. Mag­is­trate Char­maine Galea heard how the two strug­gle with drug ad­dic­tion and are un­em­ployed.

Ac­cord­ing to the pros­e­cu­tion, the two were in­tended to start a drug re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gramme. Yanika Bugeja and Kath­leen Grima ap­peared for the men, who were re­manded in cus­tody af­ter plead­ing not guilty to the charges brought against them.

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