PSP detains suspected drug trafficker and seizes over 5,000 doses of drugs in Faro

in News · 25-02-2020 18:00:00 · 0 Comments

PSP arrested a suspected drug trafficker on 20 February and seized more than 5,000 doses of drugs under an investigation initiated in 2019 against this activity in Faro's nightlife zone.

The 24-year-old detainee was held in preventive detention after judicial interrogation, the Faro District Command of the PSP revealed in a statement, stating that the investigation was "started in mid-2019" and aimed at "selling drugs in the farense nightlife zone and all over downtown”.

The same source recalled that the investigation in question had already allowed the authorities to detain "two men, last October, one of whom is currently in preventive detention".

The Faro Command added that, during the investigation, PSP's criminal investigation teams were able to “perceive and confirm that the various suspects maintained a relationship with each other, with a view to the growth of the criminal activity they were developing” and that “the entire network involved was clearly more comprehensive”.

The data collected led to the arrest of this new suspect and the execution of three search and seizure warrants, which allowed the seizure of “436 doses of amphetamines, 92 doses of cocaine, 70.40 grams of cannabis, 4,675 doses of hashish and around 8,500 Euros in cash”, quantified the PSP.

According to the police force, “three kitchen knives, a precision scale, various materials used to pack narcotic products, two masks, a pair of gloves, a 'tablet', five mobile phones, a watch and a safe were also apprehended” .

The PSP Faro Command considered that the results achieved with this investigation were able to “hinder criminal activity” and “reinforce the public tranquillity of the resident communities” in the city of Faro.


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