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WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT WEDNESDAY EDITION €1.00 WEDNESDAY • 24 AUGUST 2022 • ISSUE 807 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY EDITORIAL • PAGE 11 PAGE 3 PAGE 5 LET'S LET'S BE BE FRANK FRANK We are the local rental experts. University 2022 budget reduced by €1.1 million in government spending review Finance Minister says Air Malta restructuring plan proceeding as planned 10 arrested, drugs and cash seized during police raids in Valletta and Marsa LUKE VELLA TEN people were arrested for drug traf- ficking after police raided properties in Valletta and Marsa on Tuesday. Police said they had been observing the movement of a 30-year-old Maltese woman and 31-year-old foreign man, who were allegedly using two houses at Old Hospital Street in Valletta for drug preparation and trafficking. The two main suspects were arrested at around 6:30am at Archbishop Street and subsequently the police raided the two properties. The operation was led by the Drug Squad, who were assisted by the Special Intervention Unit, the Rapid Interven- tion Unit along with district and com- munity police. Six foreign men and another Maltese woman were also arrested during the raid. Police said cocaine, cash, jewellery and items related to drug trafficking, were confiscated from the Valletta properties. In a second related operation in Mar- sa, police raided a horse stable at Triq it-Tiġrija, where a 50-year-old Maltese man from Żejtun was arrested. A search at the stable uncovered can- nabis, cocaine and synthetic drugs, ready for trafficking. Magistrate Gabriella Vella is leading an inquiry. NICOLE MEILAK THE Air Malta restructuring process is going ahead as planned, with the airline set to shed over 500 employees over the com- ing weeks and months, Finance Minister Clyde Caruana has insisted.

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