Police raids

Four Portuguese youths, aged between 18 and 22, were arrested last week in Albufeira and Carvoeiro on suspicion of theft and burglary in those areas.

The Silves GNR criminal investigation department, along with Albufeira and Faro GNR, had, for months, been following the steps of a criminal gang suspected of multiple break-ins at homes of foreign residents, which led to police house raids in the areas of Montechoro (Albufeira) and Carvoeiro and the arrests. Items such as mobile phones, video consoles and money were confiscated.