The GNR announced on Monday 1st October the arrest of 10 people, aged between 22 and 49 years, on suspicion of drug trafficking and possession of prohibited weapons, in Seia, Guarda district.

In a statement, the Territorial Command of the GNR of the Guard said that the suspects were detained on Sunday by members of the Gouveia Territorial Detachment following two inquiries that had taken place for about six months.

Following the investigation, the military carried out 20 search warrants, conducting eleven home searches and nine non-domiciliary searches in various locations in the municipality of Seia.

During the operation, the GNR seized seven vehicles, 19 cannabis plants, five hashish and three doses of cocaine, two methadone vials, 25 mobile phones, two airguns, one air pressure gun, one alarm gun, three guns, a tablet, a computer, two precision scales, and 342 pieces of allegedly counterfeit clothing and footwear.

The detainees, six men and four women, with a criminal record for drug trafficking offenses and possession of a prohibited weapon, appeared before the Seia Judicial Court on Tuesday for first judicial interrogation.