During a routine operation at the Malta International Airport, Customs officials, screening luggage from a flight arriving from Madrid, flagged suspicious content in a carry on bag of one of the passengers on the x-ray machine.
Subsequent searches on said luggage resulted in the discovery of a false bottom and the elevation of over 9.85kgs of a white substance. Preliminary narcotics tests indicate that the substance is cocaine.
The drugs were seized and handed over to the Police Drug Squad who placed the passenger, a female of Spanish nationality, under arrest. A friend accompanying said passenger was also found with a small amount of cannabis and ecstasy.
It is expected that said passengers will be arraigned in Court in the coming hours.