A routine search at the Malta Freeport Customs uncovered two containers’ worth of cocaine. The containers in question were carrying fruit and were subsequently flagged by the Customs Monitoring Unit in light of their high-risk South America-EU route.
On closer inspection, scanning reveal concealed packets within the compressor compartments of the refrigerated containers. The two containers were shown to each conceal 38 packets of cocaine weighing 45.6 kg, amounting to a total estimated street value of €10.26 million.
The Police Anti-Drug Squad has since taken over the investigation and a magistrate assigned to lead the inquiry.
Today’s haul echoes last month’s €32 million cocaine find where almost 230 kg of the drug was found inside fruit containers also originating from South America.