Malta, Dec 5: The Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat announced on Monday that the police have arrested 10 people in connection with the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, whose car was blown up in October. The journalist was a part of Panama Papers investigation.
Muscat informed that the suspects were Maltese nationals and all had criminal record. He didn’t elaborate, saying anything he said could compromise prosecution of the suspects. According to Maltese law, the police have 48 hours to question the suspects, charge them or release them.
Caruana Galizia, 53, was a bitter critic of the Prime Minister. She had been writing blazing commentary against Muscat and his associates on her blog. She was murdered on October 16 as she was driving away from her house.
This was the first breakthrough in the sensational murder that attracted international condemnation.
Galizia was reportedly following leads from the Panama Papers and had accused