The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested a man and seized 100 kilos of cocaine on a cargo ship intercepted off the Portuguese coast.
In a statement released today, the PJ said that the suspect, a national of a country in Latin America, and the drug were clandestinely inside the vessel without the knowledge of the ship’s captain.
“It is suspected that the accused was preparing to throw the drug overboard at a predetermined point on the ship’s route inside waterproof bags equipped with geolocation devices and buoyancy buoys,” says the PJ. .
The drug, he adds, would later be collected by accomplices in the same criminal organization.
The action to combat drug trafficking by sea had the collaboration of the Navy and the Air Force, and the cooperation and support of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Maritime Analyzes and Operations Center-Narcotics (MAOC-N).
Source: Renascença – Noticias by rr.sapo.pt.
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