On 31st July 2014 GNR Albufeira arrested a Portuguese citizen aged 41 years for the crime of drug trafficking and illegal gun possession.
During an anti-crime operation conducted by GNR patrols they observed at the car park of Albufeira Bullring at about 03h30, an individual standing next to a car acting suspiciously. The GNR patrol approached the vehicle and its occupant and on conducting a search found 119 individual doses of cocaine inside a plastic bag from the front seat of the vehicle.
In addition to the narcotic product they discovered a firearm (pistol) with the appropriate ammunition, which was found hidden inside a garment in a hidden compartment of the vehicle. In the trunk of the car they also found and seized 24 mobile phones, 03 laptops ,a video games console, a mixing music, a drill, a safe, a precision scale, and €32 with various ATM receipts not belonging to the target.
The detainee, a resident in the city of Faro, will appear before the Judicial District Court of Albufeira for determination of remand/reporting conditions.