PSP de Lisboa arrested three young people suspected of drug trafficking and temporarily closed down stores for selling liquor to minors Thursday night.

The arrests and closure of the establishments were carried out in the context of a preventive police operation that seeks to “respond to the problem of increased consumption of alcoholic beverages and psychotropic substances by young people between the ages of 14 and 18 who attend establishments night entertainment, “police said in a statement.

The same note states that the PSP seized 50 doses of hashish to the three young people, aged between 17 and 22 years.

The three detainees were notified to appear in the Judicial Court of the District of Lisbon – Small Local Criminal Court, for judgment in a summary proceeding.

The statement also added that “several minors were identified and flagged for the consumption of alcoholic beverages and for the consumption of drugs”, among which 15 for the sale of alcohol to minors, one for the sale of beverages for the public highway, not for non-conclusive objects, three for peddling without authorization, two for lack of prior communication for street vending.

These establishments were closed for a period of 12 hours, on the sale of alcoholic beverages to persons under 18 years of age