Published: Mon, December 04, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Two More Maltese Suspects Arrested In Daphne Caruana Galizia Assassination Investigation

Two More Maltese Suspects Arrested In Daphne Caruana Galizia Assassination Investigation

Speaking to reporters, the prime minister said a joint team of police, military and security services made the arrests following a near seven-week investigation carried out with help from the FBI, Europol and Finnish intelligence.

Mr Muscat said some of the detainees were already known to the police while others had prior criminal records.

The arrests took place in the city of Marsa, in the island's south-east, but operations were also ongoing in Bugibba and Zebbug, according to the report.

As per Maltese law, police will now have 48 hours to interrogate the eight people before prosecuting them.

The eight suspects were arrested under "reasonable suspicion in connection with the involvement of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia", who was killed in a auto bomb blast in October, Muscat told reporters. She had accused a number of senior politicians of being involved in wrongdoing.

'Everyone knows Caruana Galizia was a harsh critic of mine, both politically and personally, but nobody can justify this barbaric act in any way, ' Muscat said.


Muscat called early elections in June seeking a vote of confidence to counter Caruana Galizia's allegations of corruption.

Photo The wreckage of the auto in which the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in October.

Graffiti on the wall next to a main road.

Mr Muscat and his wife deny they held such companies. Muscat easily won reelection.

"There are crooks everywhere you look now".

In another entry a year ago, she wrote: 'Malta's public life is afflicted with dangerously unstable men with no principles or scruples'. It gave no further information.

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