Police seize drugs worth around €40,000 in Cospicua

Drugs with an estimated street value of around €40,000 have been seized in Cospicua. Three men have been arrested after police discovered nine kilograms of cannabis in the back of a car. The illegal drugs were packed into seven bags. The suspects, aged 30, 33 and 35, are from India but live in the Sliema […]

€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 […]

Malta Police arrest two men over 31kg of cannabis find

Malta Police have arrested two men after 31kg of cannabis was found in the back of a van. The drugs were allegedly discovered in a false floor of the vehicle, which had arrived in Malta on a ferry from Sicily. Police said the two men were brothers from Romania, aged 19 and 21. They are […]

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 […]

Cannabis to be ‘fully legal in UK within five years’

Cannabis could be legalised in the UK within as little as five years time. That’s according a group of cross-party MPs who’ve been on a fact-finding trip to Canada, where the drug has been legal for around 18 months. In fact, Canada became the first G7 country to allow recreational use in 2018. In Malta, […]

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, […]

Police chief calls for heroin addicts to be give free drugs

Drug addicts should be offered free heroin, according to a police chief. Jason Harwin, of the National Police Chiefs Council in England, insisted the controversial measures were ‘evidence based’. He said they would have a ‘massive impact’ in stopping drug-fuelled crime and protecting members of the public. The assistant chief constable, who is based at […]

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. […]

Seven men arrested in Qormi drugs raid

Seven men have been arrested following a police drugs raid in Qormi. Officers discovered several packets of what is suspected cocaine and heroin in a garage in Triq il-Mejjilla. Police said officers from the Drug Squad, District Police, the Special Intervention Unit and the Canine Unit were involved in the operation on Tuesday night. Those […]

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 […]

Cannabis with street value of €380,000 seized in Malta

Four men are expected to appear in court in Valletta following another major drugs seizure by Malta Police. The suspects were stopped by drug squad officers in Gzira on Monday following an undercover operation. They were allegedly found in possession of 65 kilos of cannabis, with an estimated street value of around €380,000. Police claimed […]

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 […]