A man who admitted involvement in a drug trafficking case 14 years ago, but has since reformed himself and become an inspiration to others, was jailed for three years today despite appeals for a non-custodial sentence.
William Agius was also fined €3,000 and had his property confiscated. He could have faced between four years and 20 years in prison.
Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said this was ‘a sensible judgement’
Today, for the second time in a few days the Law Courts sent a strong and loud message in favour of people who manage to rehabilitate and get rid of drug addiction. A sensible judgment.
— •Owen Bonnici (@OwenBonnici) December 11, 2017
In my personal and humble opinion, this is 3 years too long. I understand that the court’s hands are tied down however as a society we need to do more. This man has been clean for a long time, over 10 years and he’s a business man and he employs people that went through the same thing like he did in order to give them another chance at life. Honestly, the world is a poorer place with this man behind bars.
We can do more, our politicians can do more!