Eight arrested over murder of Panama Papers investigative journalist killed by car bomb in Malta

Eight people have been arrested over the murder of one of the journalists behind the Panama Papers investigation.

Renowned anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed by a car bomb as she left her home in northern Malta in October.

Detectives believe the killer detonated the bomb remotely with a mobile phone, it was previously revealed.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced the arrests today, saying all of the suspects are Maltese nationals and most have a criminal record.

The police now have 48 hours to question the suspects, arraign them or release them.

The investigative journalist was killed by a car bomb near her home in Malta
(Image: REX/Shutterstock)

Mrs Caruana Galizia expressed fears over her safety
(Image: AFP)

Mrs Caruana Galizia was killed on October 16 as she was driving away from her house in northern Malta.

She had filed a complaint

... read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/eight-arrested-over-murder-panama-11636209