Police believe that almost 30 tons of cannabis resin was destroyed in a fire this weekend on a ship off the coast of Malta, the Malta Times reports.
It appears that the crew on the Tanzanian-registered vessel Gold Star burned the illegal substance after realising they were going to be intercepted by European authorities. The drugs had a street value of around 300 million euros, almost $US400 million.
NPR reports that the fire began on Friday night, and was not put out until around midday Saturday. The boat is now in Sicily for further investigation.
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