A sachet of cocaine was sent to Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi at the PN headquarters.

Dr Azzopardi said in a statement on Wednesday that on Friday evening, he collected his mail from the headquarter’s reception. This included a white envelope which seemed to have been sent from Germany.

Once home, one of the envelopes was found to contain a sachet of white powder “with a particular smell, the like of which I had never smelt or seen before”.

Dr Azzopardi said he immediately informed the party leadership that he wanted to file a police report and request a magisterial inquiry.

He passed the envelope and its contents to the police on Friday at 11pm, and a magisterial inquiry was immediately initiated.

Dr Azzopardi said he had now been informed that the court’s chemical expert had concluded that the powder was cocaine.

Police investigations are continuing.

The MP said that he believed this was a vile attempt to frame and intimidate him. He vowed to continue doing his utmost to fight the deceit and organised crime which had weakened Malta.

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