Drug trafficking

The GNR and PJ seized more than five tonnes of cannabis in the eastern Algarve during two separate operations on July 30 and 31.

In the early hours of July 30, the PJ police arrested nine suspects in Cacela Velha and seized 92 packets of cannabis, weighing around three tonnes.

The following day, the GNR found a further 77 packets of cannabis pollen and a loaded gun in an abandoned motor boat along the coast of Ilha da Culatra in the Ria Formosa. Five suspects were identified on the island.