Cocaine worth €15.7 million seized at Malta Freeport

Cocaine with a street value of €15.7 million has been seized at Malta Freeport.

Customs officers discovered the drugs hidden in three containers.

A total of 120 packets of cocaine, weighing 144kg, were discovered inside refrigerant compressors.

The latest haul means Malta Customs have seized more than 350kg of cocaine in the last 14 days.

The first two containers from South America were passing through Malta on their way to Albania.

They contained 20 packets of cocaine each, weighing 48kg with a street value of €5.4 million.

The third container from South America was passing through Malta on its way to Montenegro.

Customs officers found 80 packets of cocaine weighing 96kg, with an estimated street value of €10.8 million.

So far, this year 750kg of cocaine, worth €83.9 million, have been seized by the customs department.