Customs officials seize over €10m in cocaine at Freeport

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Cocaine with an estimated street value of €10.26 million has been found during container searches at the Freeport Terminal today.

The drugs were discovered by Customs officials during checks on two refridgerated containers.

During scans of the containers, officials were able to identify a total of 76 packages weighing 91.2kgs hidden in the compressor compartments.

Container number one – 38 packets of cocaine, weighing 45.6 kgs, with an approximate street value of 5.13 million euros;

Container number two – same as the previous with 38 packets of cocaine, weighing 45.6 kgs, with an approximate street value of 5.13 million euros.

This is the latest in a series of drugs seizures made by customs officials at the Freeport.

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The fruit containers were understood to be on their way to another EU member state from South America, via Malta.

The investigation into the seizure has been handed over to the Police Anti Drug Squad. A duty magistrate and a team of forensics experts are currently investigating.