PJ seizes 840 kilos of hashish and 157,500 Euros in operation in the Algarve

in News · 14-07-2020 15:59:00 · 0 Comments

The Judiciary Police (PJ) seized 840 kilograms of hashish and 157,500 Euros during an operation that took place in the interior of the Algarve but aimed at a group from the North specialised in the collection and distribution of drugs on a large scale.

Speaking to the Lusa agency on 14 July, a police source said that the operation took place the previous weekend and explained that the seized hashish, which laboratory analyses indicate to be of high quality, will have a global market value of close to two million Euros.

The source said the drug had arrived by sea and would be taken by the target group in this operation to large distributors in various parts of the country.

“It is an extremely professional group, which only transports drugs on a large scale. Collect it at the importer and take it to the recipients, who are great sellers”, he said.

The money seized would correspond, the source admits, to payments to the group for its services.

The police action also resulted in the seizure of two high-end vehicles and “elements of high probative relevance” for the investigation.

The investigation will continue “to bring to justice the authors of the facts that are the object of this police operation”.

"One of these days we will have news," according to the source.

In an allusive statement, the PJ, through the Northern Directorate, states that the operation, which occurred "essentially in the southern region of the country", came about "following an investigation into a highly audacious and organised criminal group in the North, with ramifications at various points from the country".

In addition to the PJ / Norte, elements from the Portimão and GNR PJs were involved in the operation, through the Traffic Detachment and Silves territorial post.


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