The number of people under arrest over the Traffic Section scandal has risen to 41, a police statement read, “and 25 of these officials have been suspended.”
The arrests are in connection with an investigation into extra duty abuse by police officials, something first alerted by a whistleblower. The Malta Independent reported on Thursday that aside from being investigated for overtime abuse, police officers are also under investigation for taking protection money from contractors and transport firms, while also misappropriating fuel.
The statement read that seven officials have thus far offered their resignation, all of which were accepted.
The total number of officials on police bail is 31.
Investigations are ongoing, as is a magisterial inquiry.
Original article found on The Malta Independent