Decriminalisation laws seem to be falling on deaf ears after police raided a hotel room in St Julian’s and arrested a couple for smoking weed – and actually felt the need to issue a press release about their half-smoked joint.
A 21-year-old man from Ħamrun and a 19-year-old woman from Żabbar were arrested after a report was filed to police.
The police seized cannabis, a joint, and grinder. Images released by the police indicate that the amount seized was less than 3.5g. Anything below that limit is considered personal use.
The arrest formed part of a wide-ranging police press statement covering a number of drug-related cases.
One included the raid of a Santa Luċija residence, which involved the arrest of a 48-year-old woman in connection to 50 sachets of cocaine. Another involved the arrest of a 49-year-old woman in Msida, who had received a postal package of cannabis to her house.
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