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BREAKING NEWS: Updated (2) - 10 arrested in connection with Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

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posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 05:06 AM

Ten people have been arrested in connection with the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

All of them are Maltese, and some of them were known to the police, and their arrests were made on the grounds of a “reasonable suspicion” that they were involved in the 16 October car bomb which killed the journalist

They were arrested in an operation involving the secret services, the police and the Armed Forces of Malta

the Police now have 48 hours to question the suspects and to decide on whether to prosecute in Court

BREAKING NEWS: Updated (2) - 10 arrested in connection with Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

Take this with a grain of salt or two as this may just be for show to avoid criticism. Just a couple of days ago members of the European parliament returned from a Malta visit deeply worried about the state of the murder investigation.

MEPs on a fact-finding mission to Malta after the killing of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have said they arrived “seriously concerned” about the rule of law on the island and were leaving “even more worried”. Dispatched after the European parliament demanded that EU authorities open a formal dialogue with Malta over the death, the delegation said an apparent reluctance to investigate and prosecute major cases had created a “perception of impunity”.

MEPs looking into death of journalist 'disturbed' by trip to Malta

Relevant ATS threads:

Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist

Malta Journalist Murder Linked To Paradise Papers?

posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 05:26 AM
Thanks for the thread!

For sure those now arrested thugs, little fishes are pawn sacrifices, maybe because some people don´t forget and still ask questions. If these are the perpetrators, will they tell who the masterminds were? Because that´s the question here, it´s clear that those criminals in ties and suits hire little thugs to do the dirty work, to not get their hands dirty!

This was a terror attack of the greedy rich against a journalists that knew too much about their game around the Panama and Paradise Papers. And who knows what else about our greedy rich rulers and their puppets, called politicians!

posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 05:58 AM
One must NEVER take on the powers of EVIL by themselves.

posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 07:44 AM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

The thing which concerns me is this:

Daphne Caruana Galizia, was not just the person behind the investigation into the Panama Papers situation, but had also been investigating organised crime in her area and around the Mediterranean generally. This means that not only did apparently legitimate companies and entities, who are engaged in shoddy tax practices, have a bone to pick with the woman, but so did organised criminal cartels. The Italians suggested a couple of months ago, that her death may have been at the hands of a "fuel smuggling cartel" of some sort. Other commentary from the surrounding nations suggests that some organised crime outfit is responsible.

If organised criminal gangs were the dealers of this particular death, this poses some serious questions, in my mind at least.

Did the gangsters kill her purely to shut her up about their business, or were they induced to do so by some means, by a representative of the more "legitimate" entities which stood to be under greater scrutiny as a result of the Panama Papers release? Is it possible that a representative or delegate was sent by a convocation of interested parties less familiar with outright murder, to recruit a criminal outfit to remove the problem?

And if so, how would we ever find out about it? Its perfectly possible that the hush money would be good enough, if an association of large corporate bodies and rich and powerful people, got together to make a working pot of money to recruit with, good enough to secure silence on the matter, even if the actual doers were arrested. Perhaps their families have already been reimbursed for the possible incarceration of their members? Perhaps money is already finding its way into the pockets of judges and prosecutors.

This situation could hardly be more dark and sinister.

posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 09:34 AM
I'm surprised this hasn't exploded on here as it's pretty serious, I think one time over this would have been the biggest story on here.

They've arrested 10 and many of them may be guilty of the act, in fact I'm sure they are, who put them up to the act
is a whole other ball game.

I see Truebrit has mentioned other investigations and that's a perfect cover story in my opinion.

Definitely a story to follow.

posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 09:52 AM
a reply to: TrueBrit

Yeah, she certainly would have been deserving of the title The Girl Woman Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest. Here is a new article that seems to confirm the organized crime angle:

Two brothers, Alfred and George Degiorgio, are the main suspects in the investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Sources said the criminal gang that the Degiorgios formed part of used a building at the wharf to discuss and plan criminal activity.

Helicopters, sniffer dogs and an AFM patrol boat were all spotted at the scene.
George Degiorgio, also known as Iċ-Ċiniz, and his brother Alfred, known as Il-Fulu, both have a criminal history.

Brothers are key suspects in Caruana Galizia murder

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posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 10:09 AM
a reply to: Taggart

The original thread back in October got some attention but yeah anything with a U.S. angle and especially polarising Trump threads tend to get a lot more "love". On the other hand nobody is keeping us from launching a more Europe centered CT forum. But I ain't gonna do it, so not much sense complaining here on ATS...

posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 10:23 AM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

Then, assuming of course, that the investigation leads detectives and prosecutors to charge the suspects for murder, the only question which remains to be answered, is whether or not that gang had backing from outside their own ranks, in performing the hit, and if so, precisely where from and who was behind it?

posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 11:12 AM
MaltaToday just published this timeline:

Timeline | From Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder to first arrests

Some highlights:

October 16, 7pm - Caruana Galizia’s family requests abstention of magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera from the murder inquiry. Scerri Herrera, who was duty magistrate when the murder happened, acceded the request and stepped down the following day, to be replaced by magistrate Anthony Vella 

November 22 - Caruana Galizia family ask constitutional court to remove deputy commissioner Silvio Valletta from investigation, claim conflict of interest due to his marriage to government minister Justyne Caruana 

November 29 - Caruana Galizia family say they are prepared to use all legal means to prevent government from ‘sabotaging’ investigation 

I highlighted these because one of Daphne Caruana Galizia's sons (Matthew) is an investigative journalist himself and may have some deeper knowledge of what the real story is. More about him in this thread as he had a leading role in the Paradise Papers: Malta Journalist Murder Linked To Paradise Papers?

And another quote from MaltaToday It is likely that the arrested were the executioners of the murder, not the mastermind
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posted on Dec, 4 2017 @ 11:14 AM
a reply to: MindBodySpiritComplex

Oh really?

Well, more to come, clearly.

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