43 people were arrested between Friday and Saturday after they were found in possession of drugs in Cirkewwa and Gozo.

The police confirmed that five people aged between 20 and 27 from Birkirkara, Zabbar, Ghaxaq and Naxxar were arrested at Cirkewwa on Friday after for possession of ecstasy and cannabis grass and resin.

On Saturday then several raids and searches in Gozo led to other arrests as 16 people were found in possession of ecstasy, cocaine and cannabis. Another four people were found in possession of cocaine and ecstasy in amounts which denoted the drugs were not for their personal use. Those arrested on Saturday are aged between 18 and 32.

They are expected to be arraigned in the coming days.

The police added that in the past days they also arrested another 17 people in Gozo after they were found in possession of what is suspected to be cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy.

Another person was held for trafficking cocaine and ecstasy.

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