Thursday, May 12, 2022

Record 1,494 kg cocaine shipment intercepted in Malta

Malta customs has intercepted a record 1,494 kilograms of cocaine at the Freeport. Officials stationed at the Freeport scanning facility seized 50 bags containing 1,494 blocks of cocaine, each weighing one kilogram. The container, which was transporting bananas, was en-route from Colombia to Koper in Slovenia. The haul is estimated to have a street value of at least €300m. Malta seized 612 kg in 2020, 740 kg in 2021, and 2,294 kg so far this year.