Police seize 23,000 doses of cocaine, detain two at Lisbon airport

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 02-08-2018 08:43:00 · 0 Comments
Police seize 23,000 doses of cocaine, detain two at Lisbon airport

Portugal’s Polícia Judiciária force has detained two people suspected of cocaine trafficking at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport, seizing some 23,000 doses of the drug that it said had been brought in from a Latin American country, it was announced on Wednesday.

In a statement, the PJ said that the detainees, both foreign nationals aged 40, had been remanded in custody by a judge.

The operation was carried out by members of the PJ’s national anti-drugs unit, in cooperation with tax and customs authority officials at Lisbon airport.

"The arrests occurred within the framework of checks that are regularly carried out on passenger movements originating in countries considered to be of risk, in order to prevent narcotic products being brought into Portuguese territory and other countries’ international airports," the statement said.


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