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88 arrested in Algarve between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

GNR arrested 88 people in the Algarve between December 26 and January 1.

Most of the arrests were related to driving without a licence (22), followed by 13 arrests for drunk driving and nine for drug trafficking.

The GNR also detected 924 road infractions, of which 187 cases were due to speeding.

The police force also recorded 109 road accidents, resulting in the death of one person and three seriously injured.