Estimated €5.8 million of cocaine discovered at Freeport


Cocaine with an estimated street value of €5.8 million has been discovered during searches at the Freeport terminal.

Customs Officials from the Container Monitoring Unit say that the drugs were discovered during routine checks on reefer containers.

Of seven suspected to be high risk, two were searched and found to contain cocaine 43 packets weighing a total of 51.6 kg, hidden among fruit. The drugs were being transported from South America to Albania.

The Police Anti-Drug Squad are now conducting investigations into the drugs, and the duty magistrate is now leading a team of experts from the Police Forensics Unit.

The find comes no more than a week after the discovery of €32.4 million of cocaine which had also been discovered in containers moving through the Freeport terminal.