A man was arrested yesterday after being caught trying to smuggle 3kg of cannabis into Malta, according to the customs department.
In a Facebook post uploaded today, the department said the passenger, who is Brazilian, was found carrying the cannabis after arriving in Malta from Barcelona.
The cannabis was detected after the passenger was asked to submit his luggage to be scanned. The scan revealed irregularities in the suitcase which led customs officials to perform a more intensive search of their belongings.
“The search led to the discovery of three packets of what a narcotics field test later confirmed to be around 3kg of marijuana,” customs said.
It added that the case was referred to the Police drugs squad. The passenger will be charged in court with drug trafficking.
Customs said that the find was the second in a matter of days, which it said highlighted the “excellent collaboration between the Customs Department and Malta’s Police Force”.
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