On 19th August 0340 hrs the GNR Intervention Public Order Unit on patrol in Albufeira detained a person aged 29 years for possession of a prohibited weapon.

The action followed a report made to the GNR patrol that there was a person in a nightclub establishment in possession of a firearm. The patrol went to the location concerned and apprehended the person who was found to have a 9mm pistol, a charger and five rounds of 9 mm ammunition.

Following this approach, the individual was identified and it was established that he had no licence for this weapon. He was then arrested and the weapon and ammunition seized.

The detainee was arrested earlier this year for the same offence. The detainee, who lives in the municipality of Tavira area, will appear in court for application of remand/reporting conditions.