Setúbal – GNR make 13 arrests and seize 35 tons of pine cones and corks

GNR Setúbal, in collaboration with the Fiscal Action Unit, detained, on 7th November, 13 men for cork theft, prescription, tax fraud and possession of prohibited weapons.

The action was carried out as part of an investigation that took place over the last by DIAP  Setúbal. Twelve arrest warrants were carried out and 23 home searches were executed in the districts of Setúbal (Grândola, Palmela, Seixal, Sesimbra and Setúbal).

In addition to the arrests, the following was seized:

  • Five tons of cork;
  • 30 tons of pine cones;
  • 19 firearms;
  • More than 1 000 ammunition;
  • Euro 40 000 in cash;
  • Three vehicles;
  • 21 mobile phones;
  • Four computers;
  • Various cork extraction tools;
  • Communications radios.

This operation involved those involved in the criminal investigation and maintenance of public order, with the support of the Intervention Unit, and also counted on the two searches carried out in the area of ​​responsibility of the Public Security Police, with the collaboration of its District Command of Setúbal and its Special Police Unit.

The detainees are now being brought to court.


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