The Judicial Police detained two people and seized 400 kilograms of cocaine aboard a vessel intercepted in the Atlantic Ocean, it was announced today.
In a statement, the PJ said that the National Unit to Combat Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, in collaboration with the Portuguese Navy and the Air Force, has in recent days carried out an operation to combat drug trafficking by sea and intercepted in the Ocean Atlantic, a pleasure craft that was being used to transport 400 kilos of cocaine.
Police seized the vessel and drugs and detained two foreign men, aged 45 and 58, who are already in pre-trial detention and are suspected of being part of “a criminal organization with a transnational dimension deployed in different European and American countries Latin “.
The cocaine seized was to be transported from the Caribbean to the European continent, and then destined to be distributed by different countries, police said.
This is the result of an investigation initiated recently by PJ following the exchange of information within the framework of the Lisbon-based Maritime Analysis and Operations Center – Narcotics (MAOC-N).
The investigation is carried out by the PJ in cooperation with the authorities of other countries.