Officers from the Rapid Intervention Unit tried approaching the men when one of them threw a plastic bag on the ground and ran away in different directions.
The police found 110 sachets of cocaine, 63 sachets of heroin and 15 sachets of crack cocaine, as well as a considerable amount of cash. The drugs were wrapped up, ready to be sold.
According to the latest ESPAD survey almost three-quarters of Maltese students perceive alcohol as easily obtainable while two out of three see cigarettes as not difficult to get.
The Customs Department had informed the Police's Drug Squad that four glass jars had arrived in Malta containing a substance believed to be cannabis in a parcel addressed to the woman.
Cannabis was found in three separate vehicles being driven by a 28-year-old woman from Ħaż-Żabbar, a 25-year-old man from iż-Żejtun and an 18-year-old man from Ħaż-Żabbar.
The psychotropic drug Khat, popular among drug users around 2010 seems to have disappeared from the Customs seizures lists.