Two Italians, aged 44 and 40 respectively, and an Albanian 40 year old, all allegedly part of an organised crime ring, were arrested with ties to drug trafficking.
Through intensive investigations by the Malta Police Force, the information was acquired that a drug transfer was about to take place in Malta.
From the early hours of Saturday morning, the police began observations on a vehicle which was being driven by a 44 year old Italian man.
After some time, the police surrounded the vehicle in St Paul’s Bay, and through a search in a bag, found ten packets of cocaine, amounting to around 10kg.
Police continued their searches simultaneously in Qormi, where the two others were arrested. From the investigations, it was found that the worth amounted to €1.3 million.
An inquiry has been opened as police investigations continue. The men are expected to be taken to court in the coming days as they await trial in the General Lock Up in Floriana.