22,000 contraband cigarettes seized in Fgura

The Customs Department has seized nearly 22,000 packets of contraband cigarettes from a garage in Fgura. The find followed several hours of observation by undercover officers. The haul was seized in the early hours of Thursday morning. The brands seized are not legally sold in Malta and were hidden in a garage which is used […]

More than 5,000 turtles seized in luggage at airport

Malaysian authorities have arrested four men and seized more than 5,000 turtles from their luggage at Kuala Lumpur Airport. Officers found 5,255 baby red-ear slider turtles kept in small baskets in the luggage of two Indian nationals who flew in from China. Officials said the men had no permits for the turtles and told investigators that the […]

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. […]

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 […]