According to Air Data News, the Dassault Falcon 900B business jet was confiscated by authorities in February 2021 after it was found to have half a tonnes of cocaine hidden in its fuselage. It will now be used for various flights, including transporting Portuguese authorities and the president.

“This new aircraft increases the Air Force’s strategic transport capacity in missions to transport patients over long distances. The aircraft now received is in the operational readiness phase, and it is expected that it will soon begin to be operated by the Linces”, said the FAP in a statement.