In total, three men and a woman, aged between 20 to 26 years old, were arrested
They were unloading boxes from a fishing boat that had just arrived at the shore.
Estimates on the rate of injecting drug use in Malta have not been made available in the latest European Drug Report, but if the number of syringes distributed is any indication, the rate may be considerably higher than the European average.
This information was extracted from this year's European Drug Report.
A friend accompanying the passenger was also found with a small amount of cannabis and Ecstacy.
Ħamrun District Police found small packets in Spencer and Belvedere Gardens in Marsa, possibly containing traces of illegal substances. This was during inspections being carried out during the night in public gardens, and the streets of Ħamrun and Marsa.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to fewer people are seeking help for drug addiction, even though the pandemic may have made drug abuse a bigger problem, OASI Foundation chief executive Noel Xerri said.