Man pleads not guilty after police raid finds mixture of illicit drugs, €80,000, child pornography
A 40-year-old man from Birżebbuġa today pleaded not guilty after a police raid found him in possession of a mixture of illicit drugs €82,000 in cash and child pornography.
Police Inspectors Joseph Busuttil, Jonathan Cassar and Kevin Pulis told the court that last Thursday they were informed that a parcel which may contain illicit substances was addressed to Keith Desmond Falzon at the Birżebbuġa Post Office. Falzon was apprehended after a controlled delivery took place yesterday. Two minors were accompanying Falzon in his vehicle at the time.
The court, which was presided over by Magistrate Joe Mifsud, heard how the minors told police officers that they often went to beach with Falzon and sometimes slept at his house. They also claimed that there had been sexual advances from Falzon.
The police said the man was initially caught in possession of 100 methamphetamine pills and a bag containing half a kilo of cannabis.
The police later carried out a search in the garage where the man resides, where four kilos of cannabis resin, 1.5 kilos of cannabis, 100 ecstasy pills, LSD, more than 40 sachets of cocaine and amphetamine, magic mushrooms, viagra and valium.
€82,000 in cash was also discovered.
Falzon was also found to be in possession of child pornography after searches into his electronic devices were conducted.
The magistrate ordered the freezing of the funds and assets of Falzon. There was no request for bail.
Lawyer Robert Montaldo represented the accused.