Malta’s Customs Department said that initial indications suggest that around 10,000 to 11,000 kilograms of cannabis resin have been found, valued at approximately €28.5 million.
This is the largest amount of cannabis resin ever recorded in Malta. The cannabis resin was found while inspecting four containers at the Malta Freeport. Three of the containers were declared to be carrying pails of crockery detergent, while the other container was declared to carry blow-torches.
Customs officials requested the assistance of the Police Anti-Drug Squad and the Malta Police Forensic Section who are now handling and investigating the case. The duty magistrate was informed of the case.