Airline employee arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking


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The Judicial Police (PJ) arrested an airline employee on suspicion of committing the crime of illicit drug trafficking.

In a statement, the PJ said that “due to his ease of movement and access”, the suspect “took the drugs from inside Lisbon Airport to the outside”.

Around 150,000 individual doses of cocaine were also seized from a flight from South America.

“The arrest followed an investigation by the PJ’s National Unit for Combating Drug Trafficking into the activities of criminal groups dedicated to bringing drug products into Portugal via regular airline flights. In this operation, the PJ had the support of the Airport Security Division of Humberto Delgado Airport of the Public Security Police,” reads the note.

The 33-year-old suspect was remanded in custody.

Another source linked to the case told Lusa that the suspect is a Ryanair employee.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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