The PJ said in a statement, that during the operation narcotic products were seized, totalling approximately 1,600 kilos, in 44 bales of hashish.

The police said that the four entities developed “Operação Boa Nova” in international waters south of Portugal due to strong suspicions of drug trafficking.

“In close sharing of information, a maritime approach operation was carried out in international waters, targeting a vessel that was moving about 50 nautical miles south of mainland territory”, says the PJ.

The six detainees will be presented to the competent Judiciary Authority and the investigation continues by the Judiciary Police.