The Silves GNR Criminal Investigation Centre detained a 40-year old man for the crime of drug trafficking yesterday. The arrest took place as part of a long investigation in to drug trafficking in the area that has been going on for more than two years. It required the use of eight search warrants, of which three were for houses, two were for business establishments, and three were for cars, all located within the Silves region.
The GNR reported that they seized: 1116 doses of hashish, two doses of cocaine, three precision scales, two cans of pepper spray, brass knuckles, 26 mobile phones, four laptops, three televisions, two digital cameras, two tablets, a crowbar, a set of speakers, and €8140 in cash.
Following the arrest, the GNR informed the public in statement that they were questioning three more men between the ages of 18 and 29.
The 40-year old detainee was brought in front of the Judicial Court of Portimão today.
The bust was a result of a collaboration between the Criminal Investigation Centres of Portimão, Albufeira, Silves, and Loulé, the Special Operations Intervention Group, and the Faro Intervention Detachment.