During the first seven months of this year, a record-breaking discovery of 2,339 kilograms of cocaine was made by Maltese authorities.
The amount seized over the past seven months exceeds the total amount of cocaine seized in 2021, three times over. Police Superintendent Keith Arnaud, who is responsible for the Malta Police Force’s Drug Squad, explained how difficult such processes are, with the police gathering intelligence from the public and third parties.
Following the gathering of information, specialised teams work for hours and days on end until the operation is concluded, which ultimately rids the streets of drugs whilst also shutting down organised crime.
Breaking down channels of drug transportation, Arnaud highlighted how the Police saw an increase in all channels, including air, sea and even mail.