The Faro Territorial Command of the GNR carried out a series of operations in the district, between 19 and 25 December, with the objective of "preventing and combating violent crime and road inspections, among others".

During these actions, 52 people were arrested, of which, 16 for driving under the influence of alcohol, 11 for driving without a legal license, and one for drug trafficking, informs the security force.

At the same time, the GNR detected 704 infractions, of which 130 were due to speeding, 63 were due to lack of mandatory periodic inspection, 45 were due to anomalies in lighting and signalling systems, 23 were due to lack or incorrect use of the seat belt or child restraint system, 20 for lack of insurance and 16 for improper use of a mobile phone while driving.

According to the same report, with regard to accidents on Algarve roads, 107 accidents were recorded which resulted in two deaths, three seriously injured and 19 lightly injured.