Armed police

Millions of doses of drugs seized, 345 arrested

More than four million doses of drugs and dozens of weapons were seized over the weekend in a nationwide operation involving the PSP and GNR police forces that resulted in 345 arrests. In a joint statement, forces explained that the “Portugal + Seguro 2023” operation also inspected more than a hundred nightclubs, with 286 administrative offences being recorded. In the area of private security, more than 30 administrative offences and/or crimes were recorded. This operation involved the inspection of nightlife venues and establishments. More than 4,000 agents took part , which led to the seizure of 4,099,899 individual doses of drugs, including more than four million doses of cannabis, 561 of hashish, 29,984 of cocaine and 655 of heroin. A total of 82 weapons were also seized, including nine firearms, 20 bladed weapons and 51 rounds of ammunition.