Drugs discovered underneath a cargo ship

Reference Number: PR_461_23, Press Release Issue Date: Aug 06, 2023

During a joint operation, the Police and Customs officers uncovered a staggering 97 kilos of cocaine concealed beneath a cargo ship at the Malta Freeport.


This morning divers from a security company noted a number of suspicious plastic bags in the ship’s hull and alerted the authorities who brought the bags ashore and upon opening them discovered that they were filled with cocaine with a street value of more than €11 million.


Investigations have suggested that the illicit drugs were not destined for the local market.​