It was reported on 21st October that the Judicial Police (PJ) have seized about five kilos of cocaine at Lisbon airport and detained a man carrying the drug hidden in two backpacks.

Police said that the seized drug, enough for 25,250 individual doses of cocaine, was carried by the suspect from Sao Tome and Príncipe and arrived in Lisbon on flight operated by TAP.

The detainee aged 33, has undergone first judicial interrogation and is now in custody. The police operation was conducted by the National Unit to Fight Drug Trafficking (NCT) of PJ.