Over €80,000 undeclared cash, live animals and marijuana seized by Customs this week

€85,208 in undeclared cash were intercepted by the Customs Department. According to the Customs Department in these last few days the Enforcement Unit and Anti Money Laundering Team have intercepted the undeclared cash in 7 different cases. This means that as from the last quarter of 2018 till today undeclared money amounting to over €1.7 million was discovered by the Anti Money Laundering Team.

Live animals and insects being smuggled illegally in Malta from Sicily were also seized by officials this week. The live animals included exotic spiders, 6 tortoises and insects concealed in jars and boxes.

Also, at the Malta International Airport a passenger arriving from Amsterdam was discovered to be carrying several containers filled with marijuana and several joints. The Police Anti-Drug Squad are also investigating a parcel containing a birthday card with illegal substance inside.