The illicit goods intercepted vary and change according to times. This year, due to the pandemic one could notice that one of the items mostly seized were face masks. Other goods include electronics, clothing, cigarettes, alcohol as well as illicit drugs.
Last month 318,940 were elevated during a similar operation in Qormi.
A positive indication by Sophie from the canine team led Customs to discover €43,800 in undeclared cash at the Seaport.
Other searches took place in two garages, a bar, and the bar's store which belong to two men connected to the detained man.
The passenger was travelling to Istanbul.
A friend accompanying the passenger was also found with a small amount of cannabis and Ecstacy.
Customs said that a total of 49 containers each forty feet in length were full of counterfeit products. An inventory of 23 containers was made after the officials unloaded the products.