Update: The U.S. Department of Justice subsequently issued a press release with names and more details.
Matthew Vella reports:
An operation by the Maltese police assisting the FBI in investigations in the United States, has led to the arrest of a 27-year-old Maltese individual in connection with the sale of illegal malware on the dark web.
The suspect was arrested at his workplace in Gudja on 7 February, and during searches conducted at various locations related to the suspect, numerous items linked to this investigation were seized.
The 27-year-old man appeared in court on Thursday afternoon before Magistrate Dr. Giannella Camilleri Busuttil LL.D, to begin extradition proceedings to the United States, where he will face charges before the American court.
He has consented to extradition and is being held in custody at the Correctional Facility in Kordin.
In connection with this investigation, a Nigerian accomplice, residing in Nigeria, was also arrested.
Read more at Malta Today.
The suspect’s name was not published in Maltese media.