350 kg of Cocaine Found in a Container at Malta Freeport

Maltese customs inspectors have seized more than 300 kg of cocaine while inspecting a container at Malta Freeport.

The name of a ship, which was carrying the container from Guayaquil in Ecuador to Spain and made a stop in Malta on March 12, was not disclosed.

Malta’s Customs Department said the cocaine was discovered in hold-all bags in the container supposedly containing cans of pineapple.

“It is estimated that the haul has a street value of tens of millions of euro,” the Customs Department said in a statement.

Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta, said in a tweet that the cocaine haul was the biggest in the country’s history.

Image Courtesy: Malta’s Customs Department

World Maritime News Staff

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