The Algarve’s maritime police seized almost 3,000kg of cannabis in the Ria Formosa near Tavira in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to a statement from the maritime police, a total of 81 packets of cannabis were found on a 41-foot recreational boat, which was flying a Spanish flag. As well as the drugs, three men were detained on suspicion of drug trafficking.

This is the largest amount of drugs seized so far this year in the Algarve by the maritime police.

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