Customs seize firearms after search on van coming from Sicily

Weapons are found in a van that just arrived in Malta from Sicily by ferry

A photo disseminated by the Customs Department of the weapons found in the van
A photo disseminated by the Customs Department of the weapons found in the van

Firearms were discovered by customs enforcement officials on Sunday night following a search on a van that had just come off the Malta-Sicily fast ferry.

Officials stopped the vehicle for searches at the Deep Water Quay in Marsa and the driver admitted he was carrying firearms.

Customs officials then proceeded to seize the firearms and handed them over to police officials for further investigation.

Among the weapons seized were a shot gun, airgun, flare gun and ammunition.

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