On 11th May 2014 GNR Tavira arrested seven persons aged between 21 and 48 years old , indicted for the crime of drug trafficking, and seized 2044 kilos of hashish.
In the early evening, the GNR were alerted to the presence of several unknown individuals near a tourist village at Santa Luzia. The GNR patrol observed four persons acting suspiciously.
Subsequent surveillance led to the location in the Ria de Santa Luzia of two vessels suspected to be involved in carry drugs. They were searched and each was found to be carrying about 40 bales which were hidden in various compartments totaling 2044 pounds of hashish.
In addition to these four individuals , the GNR arrested three others who were in the process of meeting the detainees as part of the trafficking operation.
Also seized were the two vessels ( length of about 7 m) with 225 hp and 150hp engines, a car and seven mobile phones .
Two other individuals were also identified and a light goods vehicle suspected to be intended for the transport of the product narcotic seized.