A 19-year-old Spanish man was yesterday remanded in custody after he was charged with importing more than a kilo of heroin into Malta. The court heard that Justo Ernesto Bellver Bayo - who pleaded not guilty to importing the heroin, conspiring to deal in the drug and possession with the intent to sell - concealed the drug in the soles of his bulky shoes.

He was arrested on arrival at the airport on Thursday after Customs officials were tipped off that someone on the flight from Amsterdam would be carrying drugs, sources said.

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