2004 drug case concludes
Matthew Borg, aged 25, was found innocent from accusations of possession of marijuana and ecstasy on June 5 and 6, 2004.
The court found that the evidence was not enough to find the accused guilty. Magistrate Marseann Farrugia explained that the versions of what happened varied considerably between the accused and the prosecution.
Police Sergeant Diane Fenech, who said that on the day there was a party at Hal Far, and observed that the accused was with a girl and saw them hide something behind a wall. When she went to check with another police officer, they found a packet of cigarettes that had ecstasy pills and cannabis inside.
Inspector Mario Mifsude confirmed that theye were illegal substances. Matthew Borg had told the court that he went to the party with friends and before entering, they went to urinate behind a wall and someone threw a packet of cigarettes on the wall.
The accused version was collaborated by four other people who were with him on the night. There were also more people along the wall.
It does not appear that a woman was with the accused on the night. The WPS was also not in a position to see what the accused was carrying in his hands.
The court concluded that it was too dark and there were other people around so it cannot exclude the possibility that this packet belonged to someone else.