The Malta Independent 15 December 2017, Friday

Two brothers key suspects in Caruana Galizia murder

Monday, 4 December 2017, 16:42 Last update: about 10 days ago

Brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio are the main suspects in the investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, sources told The Malta Independent.

The brothers are among a group of 10 men arrested on Monday morning in an operation that involved the police, Armed Forces and secret services.

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This included a raid at Lighters Wharf in Marsa where, it is believed, the gang discussed and planned the murder. 

The Degiorgio brothers both have criminal pasts. They were suspects of  the Lm1 million heist on a Group 4 van back in 2001, when Police Commissioner John Rizzo at the time said he had found the brothers and other notorious persons meeting up in Siggiewi.

Back in 2005, George Degiorgio, was charged with possession of unlicensed weapons, cocaine possession and tools which can be used to open  locks. He had pleaded not guilty to all charges and granted bail by Magistrate  Joe Cassar on a personal guarantee of Lm1,000.

Furthermore Alfred Degiorgio along with Darren Debono it-Topo and Vincent Muscat il-Kohhu were acquitted by a magistrate court back in 2004. They were charged with committing an armed hold-up on the employees of Valhmor Borg Ltd in Marsa. It was said that the three - who wore balaclavas during the hold-up - made off with some Lm18,000 (€41,940) in cash and cheques. However due to lack of evidence from witness the accused were clear.

It is good to point out that in her writings journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia never wrote on these two brothers. 


 

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