Ílhavo, Aveiro, 02 May 2021 (Lusa) – More than 205 tons of frozen fish, worth an estimated 1.2 million euros, were seized on Saturday in Gafanha da Nazaré, municipality of Ílhavo, announced today in a statement the GNR of Aveiro.

According to GNR, in the course of a fish inspection action, “an unauthorized fish discharge was detected, since all fish should be sealed in the holds of the ship”, resulting in the seizure of “about a ton of fish. caught out of the holds ”.

After the “confrontation with the cargo declaration document and the discharge control document controlled by the Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services (DGRM)”, GNR found that “205 tons of fish of different types were in the holds. species, which were apprehended, as well as a crowbar, a spline wrench, a forklift and two remains of unused stamps ”, it also reads.

The ship’s captain, a 69-year-old man, was then “identified for the crimes of embezzlement or destruction of objects placed under public authority and breaking marks and seals”, adds the GNR, noting that another 13 men were also identified.

The facts were referred to the Judicial Court of Ílhavo, adds the press release.