A total 5.6 kilograms of cannabis were seized by Customs from a passenger arriving from Spain at Malta Airport.

Customs said on Sunday the passenger, a woman, was selected for X-Ray screening after she raised suspicion.

Scan “irregularities” led to a search of the passenger and her belongings.

The “irregularities” turned out to be bags containing a green substance, which a narcotics fields test indicated to be cannabis. 

The passenger was arrested by the Police Drug Squad. She is expected to be arraigned shortly.

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