11 persons - Maltese and foreigners - were arrested during the Isle of MTV concert yesterday after they were found in possession of cannabis and cannabis resin.

The police said they are between 17 and 40 years old.  

However the police do not appear to have acted against singer Wiz Khalifa, who, since his arrival shared several photos of himself smoking what appeared to be cannabis at various locations around Malta.

The issue was widely discussed on social media, with some criticising the musician’s behaviour and others pointing to a perceived double standard were he not to be investigated.

Asked about the issue, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said: “These artists often have their own style. We welcome Wiz Khalifa to Malta. This is a free country, but there are local laws and we expect all visitors to adhere to those laws”.

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