Guardian financial correspondent Juliette Garside explains how five months of research into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s killing finally bore fruit

The first time I met Matthew Caruana Galizia, he was running up and down the rows of cars at Malta international airport, brandishing a giant Toblerone bar – a gift from duty free. He had come to meet my flight from Heathrow and couldn’t remember where he had parked. The small white Peugeot, a hire car borrowed from his mother, was identical to dozens of others lined up in front of the terminal.

It was May 2017, and Malta was days away from going to the polls in a snap general election called by the prime minister, Joseph Muscat. His administration was at the centre of a growing corruption scandal.

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