The Montekristo estate has been placed on round-the-clock police watch after its owner, Charles Polidano, known as iċ-Ċaqnu, was found to have carried on with illegalities at the site, breaching yet another agreement.

Two police officers had already been assigned to guard the area last month after more transgressions at Montekristo, once described by the Malta Environment and Planning Authority as “Malta’s largest illegally developed site”. However, officers were stationed there between 6am and 10pm, Monday to Saturday.

That was still not enough. Mepa enforcement officers, who are also routinely monitoring the area, noticed new work had been carried out on a piece of land that is not covered by a permit and which had been specifically cordoned off.

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