A press release issued by the police states that the substance was found hidden inside a packet of cigarettes, allegedly prepared in order to traffic the substance in Paceville.
The case is being presided over by Magistrate Francesco Depasquale while Inspector Gabriel Micallef prosecuted. The Somali man pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him, and was denied bail. Legal aid lawyer Martin Fenech objected to charges that Mr Hussein Abdi committed an offence 100 metres away from an area where youths frequent, stating that if the police were doing their job properly there would be no minors in the area.
Police investigations are ongoing.