Update: 10 persons arrested in connection with Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

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8 persons arrested in connection with Daphne Caruana Galizia murderUpdate: Since this morning’s announcement by the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, an additional 2 persons have been apprehended in the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder probe, bringing the total to 10 arrests.

The arrests were the result of a security operation by the Police Corps, the Armed Forces and Security Services. The Prime Minister said that Authorities have had all areas of interest under control since early this morning and searches are still underway

He explained that this was the result of investigations that were carried out over the past few weeks. The police now have 48 hours to question the suspects and decide on prosecution, he said.

Dr Muscat added that in the case of eventual prosecution, security forces will be giving an adequate briefing on the investigations.

Moreover, during the judicial gathering of evidence, which the Prime Minister said he “expects to be carried out in the most expeditious manner worthy of such a serious case, all relevant information will be made public, including the input of FBI, Europol, the National Bureau of Investigations of Finland, and Maltese investigators.”

The Prime Minister thanked the security forces and reiterated his support for their work and renewed the state’s and his personal commitment to bring to justice those who commissioned and executed the crime.

Dr Muscat concluded by saying, “as I stated as soon as I learnt about this barbaric act, we will leave no stone unturned to get this case solved. I am committed to do so more than ever.”

Photograph: DOI/Omar Camilleri

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