Drug Squad finds 40kg of cannabis in vehicle in Swieqi

Two Sicilians will be arraigned on drug charges while a Maltese man is being interrogated in connection with the case

40kg of cannabis were lifted from a vehicle intercepted in Swieqi
40kg of cannabis were lifted from a vehicle intercepted in Swieqi

The Drug Squad has found 40kg of cannabis inside a vehicle which it intercepted in Swieqi on Tuesday. 

Police have said that the Drug Squad had been investigating for some time before the car was intercepted and fourteen cardboard boxes were found inside, concealing bags of cannabis.

The vehicle was being driven by a 36-year-old Sicilian man who was accompanied by a 46-year-old Sicilian man. A Maltese 61-year-old resident in Santa Venera is also being interrogated in connection with this case, police have said. 

The cannabis was found hidden inside cardboard boxes
The cannabis was found hidden inside cardboard boxes

Magistrate Neville Camilleri launched an inquiry. The two Sicilians are expected to be arraigned tomorrow before Magistrate Charmaine Galea with charges related to importation of illegal substances and aggravated possession of cannabis. 

Police have said that they are not excluding arraigning the Maltese man with similar charges.

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