Woman smuggles cannabis hidden in books

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A woman was held under arrest over allegedly attempting to smuggle 600 grams of cannabis in a book package shipped to Malta from the United States.

The police got to know about the case from Customs officials.

The package was delivered to the accused 29-year-old’s residence in Madliena.

The package was declared to contain three books, however, it held 3,000 joints wrapped in plastic. These amounted to 600 grams in cannabis, therefore it seems that they were not intended for personal use.

The accused pleaded not guilty. Her lawyer asked the court for bail and insisted that should the court not grant her bail, it will be holding under arrest an innocent individual. He added that his client has a clean conduct and lives and works in Malta.

However, the Magistrate did not free her from arrest.