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Two persons lost their life at sea in two separate incidents. In the first case a fisherman, Rokku Bonnici was carried away by a wave in Wied Iz- Zurrieq. Incidentally the elder fisherman died in the same location where he had saved the life of a man from drowning two years ago. Net News In the second case a 55-year-old woman died this morning after finding herself in difficulties in the sea in the limits of Sannat. TVM
The police have arrested two men after finding more than 100 grammes of cocaine and 50 grammes of heroin in their possession. The two men are a 33-year-old from Qormi and a 19-year-old from Valletta. €7,000 was also found on their person. Malta Independent
Magistrate Joe Mifsud has granted bail to Alfred and George Degiorgio on money laundering charges. A third accused, Anca Adelina Pop had been granted bail in a previous sitting. The compilation of evidence against brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio and George Degiorgio’s partner Anca Adelina Pop continued today. MaltaToday Despite the bail the two will remain imprisoned in view of the fact that they’re accused of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. One of the three men currently charged with the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been cleared of attempting to defraud the Casino di Venezia after the only witness said he was too scared of retribution to testify. Times of Malta
A German banker, Matthias Krull, was sentenced to 10 years in prison, after pleading guilty for his role in a billion-dollar international scheme to launder funds embezzled from Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA. According to the US Homeland Security Investigations criminal complaint, millions were wired to a Maltese intermediary between late 2014 and early 2015. The Shift News