SLEAZE: Antoine ‘Cavett’ Azzopardi is a drug-dealer and allowed to run that illegal ‘restaurant’ operation

Published: June 12, 2015 at 7:38pm

Drug dealer Antoine Azzopardi, who calls himself Antoine Cavett, at the illegal restaurant and entertainment complex he operates with Marco Gaffarena at the industrial estate in Tal-Handaq.

Drug dealer Antoine Azzopardi, who calls himself Antoine Cavett, at the illegal restaurant and entertainment complex he operates with Marco Gaffarena at the industrial estate in Tal-Handaq.

You may wonder why Antoine Cavett uses his family nickname as a surname, rather than using his real name Antoine Azzopardi.

It’s because Googling ‘Antoine Azzopardi’ calls up the fact that just seven years ago he was a school minibus driver put on trial for dealing in cocaine and cannabis. He was held on remand as soon as he was arraigned in court, and his assets were frozen.

Even if you hadn’t worked out already, just by looking at the photos I uploaded of Cavett’s Place, that this sleaze is a drug-dealer and probably also dealing drugs out of Cavett’s Place, in partnership with Marco Gaffarena or behind his back in his property, here is the information you need.

His lawyer was Arthur Azzopardi of the firm Emmanuel Mallia & Associates.

From The Times, 12 August 2008:

MINIVAN DRIVER ACCUSED OF DRUG TRAFFICKING

A minivan driver was yesterday remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to trafficking and being in possession of cocaine and cannabis resin on and before July 27.

Magistrate Silvio Meli upheld Police Inspector Pierre Grech’s request for the assets of the accused, Antoine Azzopardi, 34, of Mtarfa, to be frozen.

In a request for bail, defence lawyer Arthur Azzopardi told the court that his client has a clean police conduct certificate and has never been arraigned.

After taking into consideration the fact that if found guilty Mr Azzopardi could face up to 10 years in jail, Magi- strate Meli turned down the request and remanded him in custody.

As with other criminal cases in which the offices of Emmanuel Mallia & Associates have furnished the defence team, there is absolutely nothing else about this case in the newspapers beyond this report of his initial arraignment, his being held on remand, and his assets frozen.

Later today I will report on a murder involving Marco Gaffarena’s sister Romina, of which we have heard nothing since 2008 either. Manuel Mallia was the defence lawyer.