The police have caught the mastermind behind a cocaine and heroin trafficking ring following raids in Madliena and St Paul’s Bay in the past 48 hours.

During the raids, they arrested a 30-year-old woman from Cospicua and two men, a 66-year-old without a fixed address and a 29-year-old man from Qawra.

The police found cannabis and cocaine, electronic scales and other items used in the trafficking of dangerous drugs during the raids, as well as fake euro notes and a 0.25 caliber, unlicenced weapon. 

An inquiry is being held.

The 29-year-old is believed to be a heroin and cocaine trafficking kingpin in Madliena and St Paul's Bay. 

Police said that that its Special Intervention Unit and other sections of the force had carried out raids in Birkirkara, Gżira, Marsa and Pietà and arrested several people in connection with the case in the past months.  More are to be arrested in future, they added. 

The 66-year-old and the woman are to be charged on Friday with circulating fake cash and associating themselves with third persons for this aim.

The 29-year-old is to be charged with trafficking and possession of cocaine, heroin, and cannabis, grievously injuring third persons, and being in possession of a firearm without a police licence. He will also be charged with association with third persons to circulate fake case and relapsing.

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