After a number of incidents and a social media public outcry, a reinforced effort on the locality of Bugibba has seen a number of authorities taking action.
The Malta Police Force conducted further inspections in connection with irregular immigration. Assisted by the Detention Services, more than 50 individuals were checked and 17 were arrested. Their return process was immediately initiated.
The persons arrested were taken to a Detention Centre, where an additional 37 individuals who were found during the last days are also being kept, the Malta Police Force explained.
Meanwhile, Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo shared on social media how a conjoined effort between the Cleansing and Maintenance Division and Armed Forces of Malta is seeing more work in St Paul’s Bay, Buġibba and Qawra.
‘The cleansing and maintenance work being done on the coast is being conducted daily and complemented by enforcement on those who break the public peace and breaking littering rules.’
‘In the past few days, Human Resources in the zone have increased to reach the residential area with further interventions to complement those done by the local council.’