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Seven arrested after heroine and cocaine busts in Marsa and Qormi

 - Local - Nov 18 SHARE ON:

The Malta Police Force has revealed that it has arrested seven individuals after discovering and seizing a considerable amount of heroin and cocaine ready for sale.

Two separate buildings in Triq it-Tiġrija and Triq is-Serkin were raided On Tuesday, where police officers arrested two men and two women aged between 17 and 24 years of age. Along with 120 baggies of heroin and cocaine, the police found an undisclosed amount of cash, some gold, electronic equipment such as CCTV cameras along with a BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes.

The Animal Welfare department was also on site due to reports of horses and a pit bull at one of the buildings.

On Wednesday, three other men aged between 20 and 30 years old were arrested in Qormi after the Police searched their homes and a car showroom to find what is suspected to be cocaine and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Magisterial inquiries have been set up on both cases, with the four men in the Marsa case expected to be charged today on counts of drug trafficking and money laundering.

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Food, booze and views: here’s why everyone is going crazy for Marea

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Food, booze and views: here's why everyone is going crazy for Marea

Every couple of years, a new restaurant opens its doors and changes the Maltese culinary landscape forever; Marea is one of those restaurants. This Mediterrasian restaurant in Kalkara boasts some of the most gorgeous views in Malta along with a menu of intricately prepared Mediterranean and Asian delicacies. There’s a reason why you’ve been seeing shots of Marea pop up on all of your socials and you can break it down into 3 distinct pillars; the food, the drinks and the view.

The food

With Marea’s kitchen manned by a team of highly-capable culinary professionals who bring a certain artistry to the table, it’s very hard to imagine the restaurant not being a foodie’s paradise. Striking a perfect balance between super-Instagrammable and unforgettably tasty, Marea will have you coming back for more every single time. From extravagant Japanese-inspired sushi plates to gorgeous meat and fish dishes, not to mention Marea’s selection of eye-catching desserts, you aren’t really a foodie if you haven’t tried Marea.

The booze

Food and drink go hand in hand and when you’re dining at the finest of locations such as Marea, a unforgettable cocktail menu is only appropriate. Marea’s bar team prides itself on expertly-crafted drinks with an eye for detail unlike anything you’ve ever scene, which is why a mere sip of one of Marea’s cocktails will take you to a whole new world.

The views

When we tell you Marea has views for days, we mean it. The restaurant is situated at the gorgeous Kalkara waterfront and possesses breathtaking views of the historic Grand Harbour. On some days (if you’re lucky), you might even come across some of the seasonal activities and fireworks which grace the harbour with their beauty. So look at it this way, you will not only bless your socials with the gorgeous food & drinks offered at Marea but also the stunning views which surround the restaurant.

So what are you waiting for? Pay them a visit and try it out for yourself!

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“Malta will not become another Amsterdam”, says Rosianne Cutajar

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As the Maltese parliament entered its second day of debate on the Bill to regulate the recreational use of cannabis, a divide between the government and the Opposition sparked an argument over the future of Malta. Nationalist MP Claudio Grech argued that the Bill, which will permit home-growing and limited dispensation from non-profits, lacks consideration towards cannabis liberalisation. He went on to state that the party is opposing the reform “out of responsibility, not popularity.”

Grech stood by the PN’s position against the bill while Labour MP Rosianne Cutajar, who previously led the drugs reform, highlighted that the government is not promoting cannabis use and will not turn into “another Amsterdam.” Cutajar highlighted that the decriminalised cannabis quantity of 3.5g was “ridiculous” while this bill will allow the police to focus on larger-scale crimes.

Elsewhere, the Mayor of Amsterdam Flemke Halsema proposed the imposition of a ban on tourists visiting cannabis cafes due to reported “years of antisocial behaviour” from the visitors. The mayor and ecologist highlighted the desire to attract tourists based on cultural richness, beauty and institution rather than drug culture and increased demand on marijuana.

What side of the argument are YOU on?

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Zabbar residents face rat infestation due to trash-ridden field

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Zabbar residents face rat infestation due to trash-ridden field

The Environmental Health Directorate are currently holding investigations to establish the owner of a trash-ridden field in Zabbar.

Health Minister Chris Fearne revealed this in a parliamentary reply to PN MP Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici regarding the steps to be taken to protect the residents of a locality. A number of Zabbar residents raised concerns regarding the amount of rats entering there homes in Triq il-Pellegrinaġġ tar-Roti due to the nearby field.

Minister Fearne communicated with the Environmental Health Directorate regarding the two complaints made on the concerned road, dating back to May 2020. The first complaint regarded the accumulation of garbage thrown in the private field along with the rat infestation. Fearne reiterated that last year, the Pest Control Unit within the directorate treated the area, going on to highlight that investigations are underway to discover the owner of the field.

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