Pandemic has “pushed drug traffickers to using private jets”

With the extraordinary story linking footballing personalities from Portugal with a private jet transporting 500 kilos of cocaine from Brazil still swirling through the international media (click here), a police source has told Lusa that it has been the pandemic that powered the change of modus operandi for drug traffickers. With less and less commercial flights, they had to alter their supply routes. Says the source, for this reason, authorities have been closely monitoring the activity of private jets for the last few months.