23 powerboats destined for Libya intercepted at the Freeport

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Over the recent months and weeks, 23 containers were intercepted at the Malta Freeport, which were partially loaded with a power boat each.

The containers, destined to Libya, were intercepted by the Strategic Trade and Sanctions Monitoring Unit (STMSU) within the Customs Department.

Their movement was considered restricted as contents within were maritime equipment suspected to potentially facilitate illegal migration.

The boats were withheld and were prevented from proceeding to their intended destination on the provisions of Legal Notice 259 of 2020, Measures in support of actions addressing smuggling activities in the Central Mediterranean Regulations, 2020 and the Customs Ordinance, Chapter 37 of the Laws of Malta.