On the morning of 15th July 2014, GNR Monchique, in collaboration with the criminal investigation unit  GNR Portimão, detained a citizen of 54 years of age, indicted the crime of drug trafficking. 

The arrest was made after conducting an operation at a property located on the site of Tojeiro, a rural part of the parish of Marmelete, Municipality of Monchique.

The target site has in recent weeks has been the subject of complaints by the local community regarding illegal trafficking activities. During the operation a total of 15 cannabis plants, approximately 1.5 m tall and weighing 15 kg were seized.

The detainee is to appear at the Judicial District Court of Monchique, for application of measures pending trial.

Investigations will continue by the criminal investigation unit GNR Portimão.