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Porto, Matosinhos, Valongo and Paredes – Eight arrested for drug trafficking and more than 8000 doses of drugs seized



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The Porto Territorial Command, through the Criminal Investigation Center (NIC) of Santo Tirso, between the 20th and 24th of February, arrested eight men, aged between 36 and 50, for drug trafficking, in the municipalities Porto, Matosinhos, Valongo and Paredes.

As part of an investigation into drug trafficking, which lasted around two years, the Guard's military carried out several investigative steps that allowed them to dismantle a drug trafficking network and two large greenhouses, one in a warehouse and the other in a residence. , as well as locating and detaining eight suspects. During the action, 14 searches were carried out, ten at homes, three in vehicles and one in a warehouse, resulting in the following seizures:

  • 6430 doses of cannabis;
  • 2064 doses of hashish;
  • 20 doses of MDMA;
  • A firearm;
  • A brass knuckle;
  • A dagger;
  • 2755 euros in cash;
  • Various temperature and humidity control material such as heating lamps, thermometers, extractors and dehumidifiers;
  • Various electrical material;
  • Various material to support the cultivation of narcotics, such as pots for plants and fertilizers.

Following the action, two of the detainees were made defendants and two others were present on February 22, at the Porto Judicial Court, where coercive preventive detention measures were applied to them.

The remaining detainees were present on the 23rd and 24th of February, at the Porto Judicial Court, where coercive measures of daily appearances were applied to two of the detainees and to two others, three-weekly appearances at the police stations in their respective areas of residence.

See the video of the seizure carried out by the GNR here.



[Disclaimer: Please note that this text was originally written in Portuguese and is translated into English and other languages ​​using an automatic translator. Some words may differ from the original and typos or errors may occur in other languages.]


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