In a statement, the PJ states that it detained a 73-year-old woman when she was found delivering “a small amount of cocaine” to an inmate at the Santa Cruz do Bispo Prison, in Matosinhos, during the visiting period.

The PJ adds that, recently, another woman was arrested, this time in the Prison of Paços de Ferreira, under identical circumstances.

The detainee, who on Monday saw preventive detention applied to her as a coercive measure, "managed to hand over to an inmate, her son, several drugs", namely about 40 grams of heroin, 25 grams of hashish and a product suspected to be synthetic cannabinoids.

"The variety and quantity of the products in question indicate that they were intended for later sale inside the prison", says the PJ.

In both cases, the PJ had the collaboration of the Prison Guard corps of the General Directorate of Reinsertion and Prison Services.