Archive for February, 2019

Fire in Garachico, Funchal

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

A fire broke out around 12 o’clock in the Garachico area above Funchal, and rapidly increased in intensity immediately afterwards. Smoke was evident approaching Funchal from the east throughout the afternoon.

At the time, in addition to two firefighting vehicles of the Volunteer Firefighters of Câmara de Lobos, Volunteer Firefighters from Funchal were also mobilised.

About ten firefighters in total fought the fire, which the Diario believed to be very close to homes, in an area where there is much bush.

Two “Hells Angels” detained by the PJ in the Algarve

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Two men, of Portuguese nationality, were detained this Wednesday, January 30, in the Algarve, for being associated with the organization “Hells Angels”.

According to a statement from the Judiciary Police, “there are facts that could be included in the practice of the following crimes: criminal association, qualified homicide, attempted robbery, serious physical offenses, qualified physical offenses and possession of prohibited weapons” .

The detainees were presented to the Court of Criminal Investigation of Lisbon, and the following coercive measures were applied by accumulation: periodic presentations at the police station of the area of ​​residence, and other specific prohibitions including participating in motoring cycling events events and exercising the private security profession.

The investigation runs in the Central Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DCIAP) and the Public Prosecutor’s Office is assisted by the National Unit Against Terrorism of the Judiciary Police.

In the last Motard Concentration Faro in July 2018, there were suspicions that the event could be used settle accounts between the two groups ie Motard and Los Bandidos. .

Eleven detained by PJ in high quality drugs seizure on high seas

Friday, February 1st, 2019

High quantity” of cocaine was seized by the Judiciary Police on a vessel that sailed in the Atlantic Ocean. The “Tuga” operation, carried out by the National Unit to Combat Narcotics Traffic, had the support of the Navy and the Air Force, was launched “in the last days”, in the context of the fight against drug trafficking, by sea, and to the detention of 11 persons of various nationalities.

In a statement, the PJ informs that the boat in question was logistical support. “In this action, it was possible to locate and then intercept, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a logistical support vessel for the high seas, which was being used to transport a high amount of cocaine,” police said.

“In addition to the drug, which had as its final destination the European continent, the authorities seized the vessel and various equipment used by the criminal organization, namely navigation and telecommunications equipment,” adds the note from the PJ.