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The Judicial Police, through the Department of Criminal Investigation of Funchal, with the collaboration of the Northern Board of Directors and the Criminal Investigation Department of Aveiro, triggered this week – following an investigation initiated in November 2018 – the operation “Safe Out “, aiming at the dismantling of a group that was dedicated to drug trafficking in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

Under this Safe Out Operation, 11 searches were carried out in Madeira and Aveiro. Small amounts of amphetamines and limas were seized, 2 scales, 7 mills to macerate narcotics, 10 vehicles, about 15 mobile phones, 4 computers and € 18,340 cash and four men, aged between 30 and 42 years.

About 25 kg of hashish were seized inside 2 lockers that were closed and were transported along with other objects by sea freight.

The detainees, after submission to the competent judicial authorities, were subject to the preventive detention order of three of them, the fourth being subject to the obligation of daily presentation to the authorities and a ban on contact with other procedural actors.

It should also be noted that at the beginning of December 2018, three men, aged 53, 38 and 35, were arrested and apprehended as a result of the information collected in this investigation, transmitted to the United Kingdom authorities, of hashish, transported by car from the region of Aveiro. Taken from Jornal Madeira.