On 3rd August a woman aged 40 years was arrested at Lisbon airport in possession of 2.3 kgs of cocaine, sufficient for around 23,000 doses. The drugs are worth around €120,000. The woman who had arrived on a flight from Brazil, was in a wheelchair wearing a leg cast.
SEF officials had stopped the person because of irregularities in her documentation. It was then discovered that she was not suffering from any injuries. A search was conducted and the cocaine was discovered inside the frame and tyre of the wheel chair. Officials stated that this was the first time they had come across this way of hiding drugs.