Police seize 1,500kg of cocaine in Lisbon

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 25-11-2019 09:48:00 · 0 Comments

The Polícia Judiciária (PJ) said that it has seized 1,500kg of cocaine, with a high degree of purity, hidden inside banana box pallets in a fruit warehouse in the outskirts of Lisbon.

The seizure occurred following an attempted robbery on the warehouse where the drug was located. PJ investigations had the full cooperation of those responsible for the company owning the warehouse, who promptly denounced the attempted robbery, the PJ said in a statement.

"The drug in question, which appears to be destined for other European countries, comes from Latin America and was transported to Portugal by sea in a vessel that regularly transports fruit. If it reached the illicit distribution circuits, the cocaine seized would be enough to make at least seven and a half million individual doses," the police added.

The investigation is still in the hands of the PJ.


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