Posts Tagged ‘Malta’

Malta stops Libya-bound containers loaded with fake cigarettes

  • 7 November 2018 - 15:53
Malta stops Libya-bound containers loaded with fake cigarettes

Maltese Customs seized 37 million counterfeit cigarettes from four containers that were heading to Libya in an operation spread over several weeks. The containers were stopped at the Freeport in Birżebbuġa and scanning equipment was used in the operation, the Customs Department said. The...

€28.5 million worth drugs’ shipment from Syria to Libya stopped in Malta

  • 18 September 2018 - 20:41
€28.5 million worth drugs’ shipment from Syria to Libya stopped in Malta

The largest ever drug haul discovered in Freeport containers on Monday had a street value of €28.5 million, the Customs Department has revealed, according to Times of Malta.  The four containers containing 10 to 11 tonnes of cannabis resin were discovered at the Malta Freeport, the newspaper...

Migrant departures from Libya may increase over security vacuum, Maltese FM says

  • 17 September 2018 - 21:24
Migrant departures from Libya may increase over security vacuum, Maltese FM says

Migrant departures from Libya may increase due to a deterioration of the security situation, foreign affairs minister Carmelo Abela told a Parliamentary committee on Monday. Abela told the House Committee for Foreign and European Affairs that the situation on the ground in Libya had worsened...

Malta following closely Libya’s Tripoli clashes

  • 2 September 2018 - 19:08
Malta following closely Libya’s Tripoli clashes

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Sunday Malta is “very closely” monitoring the constantly developing conflict in Libya. “There has been major conflict in Libya, with an air strike having taken place in Tripoli. We are very carefully following the situation there,” Muscat said in an...

Slovak MEP accuses Malta of selling Libyan figures 88.000 Schengen visas

  • 23 June 2018 - 10:04
Slovak MEP accuses Malta of selling Libyan figures 88.000 Schengen visas

Slovak MEP and chairman of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) Branislav Skripek made waves at the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on Thursday by revealing how the leftist Maltese Government in 2013-14 sold 88,000 Schengen visas and...

Malta is adding to Libya’s instability by ignoring oil smuggling, report says

  • 9 May 2018 - 12:05
Malta is adding to Libya’s instability by ignoring oil smuggling, report says

Maltese authorities are ignoring calls by their Italian counterparts to tackle Libyan oil smuggling inside Maltese contiguous waters, reported The Guardian. Ship-to-ship transfers of the stolen oil is taking place some 19km from Malta. The stolen goods is said to be fueling further...

3 men charged with the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Galizia

  • 6 December 2017 - 14:16
3 men charged with the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Galizia

Maltese police has charged three men with the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The men, identified as, 55 years old, Vincent Muscat and brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio, aged 55 and 53, have all pleaded not guilty. Their indictment includes, possession of...

10 people arrested in Malta in connection of journalist’s assassination

  • 4 December 2017 - 14:02
10 people arrested in Malta in connection of journalist’s assassination

The Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat said in a press conference on Tuesday, that 10 people were arrested in connection with the car bomb murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Muscat told reporters that Maltese police apprehended 10 Maltese nationals in operations in the town of...

Maltese fishing vessel seized in Libya’s Benghazi

  • 5 October 2017 - 11:49
Maltese fishing vessel seized in Libya’s Benghazi

A Maltese vessel has been held in Libya for more than a week, its owner told The Malta Independent. The Maltese flagged fishing vessel Salvatur VI, MFA0172VLT, owned by Salvatur VI Fishing Company Limited), with 1 Italian Captain and 6 Indonesian crew members on board, has been held by the...

Maltese Prime Minister, UN Secretary General discuss Libya and migration

  • 24 September 2017 - 10:36
Maltese Prime Minister, UN Secretary General discuss Libya and migration

Migration and the situation in Libya dominated a meeting between Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Saturday. Muscat said Libya was an absolute priority to Malta because it was a neighbour state and the effects of the situation could be felt by...