PJ and GNR police have celebrated two major drug coups: in Lisbon, cocaine weighing a ton and a half was discovered hidden in boxes of bananas stored in a warehouse following transportation to Portugal by boat from South America.
A source said the cocaine – enough for seven millon 500,000 individual doses – will have been en-route to other European destinations.
Meantime in Ovar GNR police have discovered “more than 7000 doses of drugs” dissolved in milk.
Six people have been arrested and various items of drug paraphernalia apprehended.
The Ovar bust followed an investigation ongoing for over a year.
GNR police flagged “drug transactions” both here and in Spain coming in from North Africa.
Dissolving pods of hashish in milk was only one of the schemes used.
Explain reports, the Ovar apprehension followed house and vehicle searches in Porto, Vilamoura, Albufeira and Lagos, with thousands of doses of drugs being uncovered.
The ‘banana heist’ was very different. It followed a reported attempt at a break-in at the warehouse where the fruit was being stored.
PJ police working in collaboration with the owners of the warehouse, later detected the haul.
An investigation remains underway to try and find out where the cocaine came from, and where it was headed.