Three men are under arrest after the police observed them unloading 23kg of cannabis from a fishing boat.
In a statement, the police said members of the Drug Squad had been watching the movements of the three men for several days.
Late on Monday, they observed them unloading boxes from a fishing boat in Marsaxlokk and loading them on a van.
The officers followed the van, then surrounded it and arrested the men at around midnight.
One of the men is a 19-year-old from Birżebbuġa and the other two, aged 28, are from Marsaxlokk.
A magisterial inquiry is underway and the three are expected to be arraigned shortly.
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