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TRUTH IS OF NO COLOUR WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT PAGE 6 SUNDAY • 5 JUNE 2022 • ISSUE 1179 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY maltatoday High tension in Mosta after Dwejra factory in which 11 were working explodes. No fatalities but three suffer light injuries PAGE 3 FIREWORKS FACTORY EXPLOSION EXCLUSIVE A used car racket exploits a loophole using tampered odometers and falsified certification €1.95 Peter Singer interviewed Famed Australian moral philosopher speaks to Raphael Vassallo MT2 Interview Iosif Galea EAW suspect got green light from police for holiday MATTHEW VELLA THE Maltese gaming consult- ant whose arrest in Italy is now the subject of an internal police inquiry that is putting heat on police top brass, was granted permission to leave Malta on holiday in mid-May by a police inspector. But questions are mounting as to whether top brass al- lowed Iosif Galea unfettered liberty to travel from Malta, despite knowledge of a Ger- man EAW for a tax investiga- tion implicated him. Iosif Galea, arrested in Italy between the 14-15 May on the strength of that EAW, had al- ready been arrested in Malta in January in a joint operation by the cybercrime unit and the Financial Crime Investiga- tions Department. Hundreds cheated in racket involving tampered mileage INSIDE Find out whether your used Japanese car was tampered mt survey KARL AZZOPARDI HUNDREDS of consumers have been sold second-hand Japanese cars with tampered mileage gauges, in a racket involving at least two car deal- erships, MaltaToday has learnt. Cars bought from Japanese bid- ding markets on the cheap because of their high mileage, would then be sold in Malta with the dashboard gauge showing low mileage. An ex- ercise carried out by MaltaToday on a sample of 18 cars flagged by multi- ple industry sources, shows discrep- ancies ranging between 30,000km and 130,000km between the original mileage and the one registered in Malta. Sources have indicated that at least two car dealers were using the servic- es of a garage in San Gwann to tam- per with the odometer and then falsi- fy documentation issued by the Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Centre (JEVIC), to dupe consumers into be- lieving the second-hand car they are being sold is of low mileage. PAGES 8-9 MaltaToday survey Abela rides the wave as Grech slumps to worst ever trust rating PAGES 10-11

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