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On Sunday, a total of 76 packets of cocaine, weighing 91.25 kgs, with an estimated street value of 10.3 Million Euros were elevated at the Malta Freeport.

So far, this year 606.45 kgs of cocaine, worth 68.2 Million Euros, have been seized, by the Customs Department.

Only last Sunday (7th April) a cocaine haul of 91.2kgs and on Tuesday 24 kgs were seized but the Maltese customs.  The operation took several hours, and streched into the early hours of Monday.

In this operation Customs Officials have seized 76 packets of cocaine, weighing 91.25 kgs, with a total estimated street value of 10.3 Million Euros from three containers.

The first and the third containers were transhipping Malta, from South America, en-route to Durres, in Albania, while the second container, which also originated from South America, was transhipping our port en-route to Thessaloniki, in Greece.The operation was the result of a concerted between the employees of the Customs Department, the Police and Malta Freeport.

The case was handed over to the Police Anti Drug Squad, who are conducting the investigations. The duty Magistrate is leading the inquiry assisted by a team of experts from the Police Forensics Unit.

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