67% of University Students Tried Out Recreational Drugs

  Over two-third of local, university students have tried drugs for recreational purposes at least once in their lives, as a study by KSU revealed.     The study found that 67% of students tried recreational drugs at least once, with 59% of these making frequent use of recreational drugs. These were mainly between the […]

Police seize drugs worth around €40,000 in Cospicua

Drugs with an estimated street value of around €40,000 have been seized in Cospicua. Three men have been arrested after police discovered nine kilograms of cannabis in the back of a car. The illegal drugs were packed into seven bags. The suspects, aged 30, 33 and 35, are from India but live in the Sliema […]

Malta hosts international conference on medical cannabis

Malta is set to be one of the first countries to offer high-grade medical cannabis in Europe. Maltese economic minister Chris Cardona told a conference in St Julian’s that it was the ‘duty’ of governments ‘to help patients who will benefit from the therapeutic effects of the drug’. He was speaking at the first ever […]

Malta Police arrest two men over 31kg of cannabis find

Malta Police have arrested two men after 31kg of cannabis was found in the back of a van. The drugs were allegedly discovered in a false floor of the vehicle, which had arrived in Malta on a ferry from Sicily. Police said the two men were brothers from Romania, aged 19 and 21. They are […]

Drug addict mother from Sliema jailed for 20 months

A mother with a severe drug addiction has been jailed for nearly two years following a police raid at her home in Sliema. Juanita Grech, 53, admitted dealing in crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis when she appeared in court in Valletta. She issued a guilty plea after being arrested during a police drugs operation in […]

Man due in court over bumper drugs haul in San Gwann

Malta Police have seized a bumper haul of cocaine and cannabis after an anti-drugs operation in San Gwann. More than 23kg of cannabis and 100g of cocaine were found in a car during a swoop by armed officers on Monday. Around €45,000 in cash was also discovered in the vehicle, near Mater Dei Hospital. The suspect, […]

Cannabis with street value of €380,000 seized in Malta

Four men are expected to appear in court in Valletta following another major drugs seizure by Malta Police. The suspects were stopped by drug squad officers in Gzira on Monday following an undercover operation. They were allegedly found in possession of 65 kilos of cannabis, with an estimated street value of around €380,000. Police claimed […]

New York is set to legalise cannabis next year

The governor of New York state has announced that he will push for the legalisation of recreational cannabis next year. Andrew Cuomo said that it was time to ‘legalise cannabis once and for all’. The move that could bring in $1.3 billion a year in taxes. The announcement means that New York City residents and tourists in […]

Police seize 150kg of drugs on ship in Malta

Malta Police have made an arrest after discovering a ‘substantial’ amount of drugs on a merchant ship. Officers from the Vice Squad and Customs Department found around 150kg of cannabis during an inspection of the vessel, which was travelling through Malta. They said the drugs were packaged and ready to be sold. The drugs did […]