The Malta Independent 27 June 2016, Monday

Egyptian given suspended sentence, fine after admitting to trafficking cocaine

Helena Grech Thursday, 21 January 2016, 13:02 Last update: about 6 months ago

A 25-year old Egyptian man who lives inGozo has been sentenced to a year’s imprisonment, suspended for two and fined €1,000 after admitting to having trafficked cocaine in 2013.

Hussein Hamada, 25, was accused of trafficking cocaine, being in possession of cocaine and cannabis, breaching bail and relapsing.

Inspector Frank Anthony Tabone, for the prosecution, said that the cocaine trafficking charge had really referred to “trafficking by sharing,” meaning that the man had been sharing the drug.

Mr Hamada denied breaching his bail conditions or relapsing, but admitted to trafficking and possession.

The courts held that there was not enough evidence brought before the courts to prove that Mr Hamada has breached his bail conditions. He was found guilty of the other 5 charges brought against him.

Magistrate Neville Camilleri presided over the case.

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