3 Police Officers Resign Following Positive Cocaine Test Results

  Three officers of The Malta Police Force have resigned following a positive cocaine result in their mandatory drug test.         Mandatory drug test were introduced last year to ensure police officers were clean of substances. Under the law, the prime minister has the right to dismiss any police officer found under […]

67% of University Students Tried Out Recreational Drugs

  Over two-third of local, university students have tried drugs for recreational purposes at least once in their lives, as a study by KSU revealed.     The study found that 67% of students tried recreational drugs at least once, with 59% of these making frequent use of recreational drugs. These were mainly between the […]

€200,000 cocaine haul seized at Malta’s airport

A €200,000 cocaine haul has been seized in one of the biggest ever drugs seizures at Malta’s airport. Customs officers found 2kg of the Class A drug during a luggage search on Wednesday evening. A man was stopped by officials after flying in from Brussels at around 11pm. A spokesman for the customs department said: […]

Police arrest two suspected drug dealers in Gozo

Police have arrested two suspected drug dealers in Gozo. They were stopped as they drove their car off the Gozo Channel ferry at Mgarr Habour on Thursday night. Police said they discovered ‘several sachets of suspected cocaine and other drug paraphernalia’ in the vehicle. The two men are aged 21 and 23 and live in […]

Drug addict mother from Sliema jailed for 20 months

A mother with a severe drug addiction has been jailed for nearly two years following a police raid at her home in Sliema. Juanita Grech, 53, admitted dealing in crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis when she appeared in court in Valletta. She issued a guilty plea after being arrested during a police drugs operation in […]

Man caught trying to smuggle drugs under his wig

A man has been arrested after trying to smuggle half a kilo of cocaine into Spain under his toupee. The suspected drug mule flew in from the Colombian capital of Bogota to Barcelona on June 18, but was stopped by security who noticed he was acting nervously. Agents stopped the man, who wore a hat […]

Man due in court over bumper drugs haul in San Gwann

Malta Police have seized a bumper haul of cocaine and cannabis after an anti-drugs operation in San Gwann. More than 23kg of cannabis and 100g of cocaine were found in a car during a swoop by armed officers on Monday. Around €45,000 in cash was also discovered in the vehicle, near Mater Dei Hospital. The suspect, […]

Malta Police tell drug crooks ‘there’s nowhere to hide’

Drug dealers have been told there’s no place to hide following a raid in Sliema. Four people were arrested after police searched a house in Amery Street in the early hours of Tuesday morning. While there, officers seized a haul of drugs believed to be cocaine and heroin. A spokesman for The Malta Police Force said: […]

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. […]

Another 91kg of cocaine found at Malta Freeport

Another successful operation conducted by Customs officials as they seized 76 packets of cocaine weighing 91.2kg with a street value of €10.3 million. The drugs were hidden in three separate containers at Malta Freeport. So far this year the drugs seized by inspectors reached 606.45kg of cocaine, worth €68.2 million. Sunday’s discovery followed that on […]

More than 91Kg of cocaine found at Malta Freeport

Another successful accomplishment for Malta’s customs officers as they managed to seize more than 91kg of cocaine at the Malta Freeport. 76 packets containing 91.6kg of the drug were found hidden inside compressor compartments of refrigerated containers containing fruit that were headed to an EU member state from an unnamed south American country. The drugs […]

Almost €6m worth of cocaine seized at Malta Freeport

Police have launched an investigation after a second major drugs haul at the Malta Freeport in a week. Cocaine with a street value of almost €6 million was discovered in two containers at the terminal in Kalafrana. They had arrived in Malta from South America. Customs officials said they uncovered around 51.6kg of cocaine hidden […]

Massive €32 million cocaine bust at Malta Freeport

Cocaine with a street value of €32.4 million has been seized at the Malta Freeport. The drugs were discoevered hidden inside four containers. The haul was made after customs officers scanned 12 containers from South America which were bound for an unnamed EU state. Four of the containers, which were loaded with fruit, were flagged […]

Drugs worth €150,000 seized in hotel in Sliema

Malta Police have made two arrests after a major drugs seizure at a hotel in Sliema. Cocaine with a street value of around €150,000 was discovered after a couple landed at Malta Airport on a flight from Paris. A spokesman for Malta Police told 89.7 Bay: ‘A man and a woman from the Caribbean have been arrested. […]

Malta Police seize drugs worth €100,000 in car

Three men are due to appear in court in Valletta after drugs with a street value of €100,000 were found in a car. The trio, aged between 25 and 40, were arrested after officers discovered around 1.5 kilos of suspected cocaine in several bags on the back seat. Apart from the drugs, officers also found […]

Nine arrested following cocaine find in Qormi

Malta Police have arrested nine people following a drugs raid in Qormi. Eight men and a woman are being questioned after a large quantity of cash and a suspicious white powder was discovered in a garage in Mejjilla Street. A police spokesman said officers found suspected cocaine ready for trafficking, electronic scales, sachets containing suspected […]