Two men jailed for nine years af­ter plead­ing guilty to play­ing part in the im­por­ta­tion of drugs

Malta Independent - - News -

Two men have been jailed for nine years each af­ter they pleaded guilty to be­ing in­volved in the im­por­ta­tion and traf­fick­ing of heroin and cannabis resin.

Henry Gro­gan and Luke Mus­cat were ar­rested along with two other per­sons in a po­lice raid on a garage in Ig­nazio Save­rio Street, Birkirkara on Fe­bru­ary 10, 2010.

Judge Gio­vanni Grixti, pre­sid­ing over the Crim­i­nal Court, heard how Gro­gan had agreed to sell An­thony Calleja 20 pieces of cannabis for €13,500.

Luke Mus­cat had agreed to as­sist in ob­tain­ing the drug, for which he would be paid €500.

The po­lice found out about the op­er­a­tion and ob­served the drug be­ing taken to Calleja’s garage. A raid by the drugs squad fol­lowed. Gro­gan and Mus­cat were ar­rested and the cannabis and heroin were seized.

The court jailed Gro­gan for nine and a half years and Mus­cat for nine years. The two men were also fined €18,000 each and or­dered to pay court costs amount­ing to €2,914.

As this was a drug traf­fick­ing case, the men’s funds and prop­er­ties were con­fis­cated in their en­tirety.

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