It’s not pretty

Published: December 13, 2012 at 3:26pm

After two men got whacked in one day yesterday, with a suspected link between the two killings, perhaps it’s time for the police to tell journalists whether they’re the case of 24-year-old Terence Gialanze, who disappeared some days ago, has been hiked up from ‘missing person’ to ‘murder investigation’.

Gialanze was/is a drug-dealer and somebody who, to use the Maltese expression for a time-honoured Maltese trade, kien imexxi n-nisa.

Yet his disappearance has so far been portrayed in the newspapers as that of just another young man who ran off. Like hell.

8 Comments Comment

  1. mandango70 says:

    I think you meant “ihaddem” not “imexxi n-nisa”.

    [Daphne – No, I meant the latter. That’s the expression. They mean two different things. ‘Ihaddem’ is used for pimps. ‘Imexxi’ is used for traffickers.]

  2. anthony says:

    In my opinion this is open gangland warfare with people being eliminated.

    It suits the police force nicely.

    It also alleviates the pressure on Kordin.

  3. A. Charles says:

    Recently, the Mafia in Sicily have been using Serbian, Moldavians and Albanians as hired killers. Maybe, we are seeing the same phenomenon.

  4. M. Bormann says:

    I am somewhat of a crime buff, especially when it comes to murders and suspicious disappearances.

    I have followed the story of Terence Gialanze as closely as I could, and was quite confused about how he could have completely disappeared without a trace, when all reports said that he was simply a normal 24 year old.

    I am disappointed that I knew nothing about his drug-dealing and trafficking, but, as you said, none of this was reported in the press.

    [Daphne – Do normal 24-year-olds own even one yacht let alone two?]

    • James Bartolo says:

      His riches come from his father’s box. At least so we are led to believe. Is it true?

      [Daphne – No.]

    • Qeghdin Sew says:

      He owns what?!

      [Daphne – Past tense, I think. Don’t you? Two yachts. Two summers ago, when he was (presumably) 22, he rented a house for several thousand euros a month and drove a 100,000-euro BMW.]

  5. Aunt Hetty says:

    Sounds like something out of ”Broadwalk Empire”.

  6. Matthew Pace says:

    These whackings as you called them are a very serious cause concern, as we are very used to our country being the safe haven as we know it, but these killings bring to light a very serious reality, beneath our lovely world is a very criminal underworld, shootings here shootings there, this is scary. Do not want to blame police force, but I think we seriously need to review the crime behind the scenes

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