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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