Beach inspection

Silves GNR started a summer beach inspection campaign on June 26 along the coast of Armação de Pêra, which resulted in the confiscation of more than 500 items that were being sold illegally by unlicensed vendors.

During the first operation, the GNR confiscated 101 donuts and hundreds of accessories such as jewellery, handbags and sun glasses.

“There is a lot of money being made from this business which isn’t entering the state coffers,” said GNR spokesman, Major Victor Calado. “These inspections will be more frequent.”