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Press Release: Customs seize 2 kgs of cocaine at the Airport

  • Street value exceeds €200,000
Last night, at around 23:00 hrs, while on duty at MIA during the clearance of passengers arriving from Brussels-Charleroi, Customs personnel stopped a passenger after passing through the blue exit channel and directed him to the scanning machine. 

On scanning the luggage Customs personnel noticed two suspicious packages. Subsequently, it transpired that both packages contained 2kgs of white substance and following a preliminary field test all indications led to cocaine. It is believed that the street value of this seizure exceeds the €200,000 figure.

The Police Drugs Squad were duly informed and the passenger, together with his belongings, was escorted to Police headquarters for further investigations.