Man arrested after being found in possession of 3.5kg of drugs

The 41-year-old Rabat man was arrested upon arriving to Malta from Sicily

The man was found to be carrying up to 2kg of cocaine
The man was found to be carrying up to 2kg of cocaine

A 41-year-old Rabat man has been arrested by the police, after he was found to have been carrying up to 3.5kgs of illicit substances.

In a statement issued on Sunday evening, the police said the man was arrested as he was disembarking from the Sicily catamaran in his vehicle.

A search of the man’s car resulted in police finding up to 2kg of a substance that appeared to be cocaine, 1kg of cannabis buds as well as half a kilogram of cannabis resin.

The drugs were discovered hidden behind a fake bottom that was attached to the car’s chassis.

A magisterial inquiry has been launched, with the man expected to be charged in court tomorrow.

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