Customs Officials seized 90kgs of cocaine in two separate containers. In a statement, Customs said that the drugs have an estimated value of almost €10 million. The two containers were on route to Thessaloniki in Greece from Ecuador, carrying bananas.
Customs said that whoever attempted to get the drugs to Malta used the same method of small packets within larger packets in the containers’ Air Conditioning system.
The scanning department made the first discovery in the early hours of the morning with 35 packets of cocaine valued at €4.72 million. Later on during the day, the second container was found with 40 packets valued at €5 million.
Magistrate Gabriella Vella is leading the inquiry.