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Press Release: Customs officials discovered cocaine concealed in a carry-on bag

Customs officials screening passengers, arriving from Spain, discovered a huge amount of cocaine concealed in a carry-on bag

  • Over 9kgs of cocaine intercepted;
  • Another passenger found in possession of cannabis and ecstasy
During a routine operation at the Malta International Airport, Customs officials, screening luggage from flight arriving from Madrid, flagged suspicious content in a carry on bag of one of the passengers on the x-ray machine.

Subsequent searches on said luggage resulted in the discovery of a false bottom and the elevation of over 9.85kgs of a white substance. Preliminary narcotics tests indicate that the substance is cocaine. The drugs were seized and handed over to the Police Drug Squad who placed the passenger, a female of Spanish nationality, under arrest. A friend accompanying  said passenger was also found with a small amount of cannabis and ecstasy.

It is expected that said passengers will be arraigned in Court in the coming hours.