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Customs Malta bust 40 kilograms of cocaine coming from Puerto Rico

Customs Malta bust 40 kilograms of cocaine coming from Puerto Rico
Jan 15 2023 Share

40 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a reefer container on their way to Puerto Rico have been intercepted by Customs Malta at the Freeport.

The reefer container was en-route to Cairo from Puerto Rico, hiding 40 packets of cocaine, each containing 1 kilogram of the drug a concealed compartment.

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The reefer was transporting a shipment of medical products.

“Customs Malta has been registering successes in the fight against cocaine trafficking, year on year, with 2019 recording a total of 750kg (in 13 separate seizures), 2020: 612kg (in 1 seizure), 2021:740kg (in 1 seizure) and 2022: 800kg and 1494kg in two separate seizures”, a statement by Customs Malta read.

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Labour MP Alex Muscat successfully climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

Labour MP Alex Muscat successfully climbs Mount Kilimanjaro for charity
Jan 15 2023 Share

After 7 hours of trekking and ferociously cold weather conditions, Labour MP Alex Muscat has successfully scaled Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro.

“Success! I have arrived at the highest point of Africa’s highest mountain,” the MP stated in a jubilant Facebook post. He went on to thank all of the people who showed their support through continuous encouraging messages and also thanked anyone who donated before he announced the beginning of his descent.

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The MP took on the personal challenge as an initiative to help the families and children in need, together with charity organisation Puttinu Cares, calling their work priceless.

Congratulations!

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79-year-old man dies after getting hit by car in Hamrun-Marsa bypass

79-year-old man dies after getting hit by car in Hamrun-Marsa bypass
Jan 15 2023 Share

A 79-year-old man from Marsa died on Saturday evening after being hit by a car in the Marsa-Hamrun bypass.

The police was informed of the incident at around 7PM on Saturday, going on site to discover that the elderly man was hit by a Kia Sorento driven by a 24-year-old Birzebbugia resident.

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A medical team went on site with an ambulance to assist the victim and take him to Mater Dei, but he was unfortunately certified dead only moments after.

Police investigations are currently under way.

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Maxine Formosa Gruppetta wins Miss Congeniality at Miss Universe Final

Maxine Formosa Gruppetta wins Miss Congeniality at Miss Universe Final
Jan 15 2023 Share

On Saturday, Malta’s representative at the Miss Universe final in the USA Maxine Formosa Gruppetta won the Congeniality Award together with Miss Universe Chile.

The 22-year-old took home the first ever title for Malta, winning an award which is voted on by the delegates and given to the contestants which inspired others with their energy and kindness.

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In her post-show interview, Formosa Gruppetta stated: “most people think that in beauty pageants, a lot of girls would be jealous and against each other, but the amount of kindness that we’ve shown each other, and that’s something my other always taught me, always be true to yourself and be kind.

The Miss Universe competition was won by R’Bonney Gabriel of the USA.

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