Drug traffickers caught in mega police operation in eastern Algarve

in Algarve · 04-10-2018 09:40:00 · 0 Comments
Drug traffickers caught in mega police operation in eastern Algarve

Six suspected drug traffickers have been caught in a mega police operation staged in Faro, Olhão and Tavira.

Five men and a woman, aged 27 to 39, suspected of trafficking cocaine and hashish in the eastern Algarve, were detained in a series of raids carried out last Friday.
Over 120 special intervention officers from Faro, Setúbal, Porto, Lisboa, Évora, and Beja were involved in the crackdown, backed up by PSP police officers.

In a statement, the GNR said the operation was staged following an investigation into “a group of individuals who engaged in drug trafficking in the municipalities of Tavira and Faro”.
A total of 29 searches were carried out on houses, vehicles and commercial establishments, which resulted in the arrests and a large amount of drugs being seized, including 2,725 doses of hashish, 542 doses of cocaine, and 190 doses of cannabis. A large amount of cash, 32 mobile phones, and a vast range of drug-related paraphernalia were also seized.
Four of the six suspects were remanded in custody pending trial, and they are banned from making contact among themselves.


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