The National Republican Guard (GNR) intensified, from November 1 to December 20, throughout the national territory,  inspections to prevent and combat illegal activities of harvesting, transportation and storage of pine cones..

The surveillance actions, carried out by military personnel of the Service of Protection of the Nature and the Environment (SEPNA) of the Territorial Commands and by military personnel of the National Traffic Unit, were directed to the areas with the largest pine forests, where Related activity is more common.

During this operation, more than 33 tons of pine cones were distributed, distributed geographically as follows:

District Number of pine cones (kg)
Evora 294
Faro 124
Guard 20
Lisbon 570
Portalegre 685
Setúbal 30 866
Viana do Castelo 60
Viseu 527
TOTAL 33 146


During the operation three crimes were detected, resulting in two detainees and 51 infractions.