Bribe arrest

During a routine police operation this week in Albufeira, in which drivers were randomly stopped and asked to produce their insurance documents and driving licence, a man tried to bribe a member of the Paderne GNR. The 48-year-old was stopped on the EN395, close to Cerrão do Ouro and, when confronted with the fact that he was driving a vehicle already apprehended by the authorities, the man offered cash to buy the officer’s silence. The offender was arrested immediately for “disobeying the authorities and attempted corruption”, confirmed the GNR source, and has already appeared in Albufeira court for the first hearing.