Authorities seize 11 tons of clams during operation in Lisbon and Setúbal


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This afternoon, the Maritime Police are carrying out a mega-operation to combat the illegal capture of shellfish in the districts of Lisbon and Setúbal, having seized 11 tons of clams so far and constituting nine defendants.

In a statement published on its website, the National Maritime Authority (AMN) says that this operation, called “King”, is taking place in the municipalities of Lisbon, Vila Franca de Xira (Lisbon district) and Palmela (Setúbal district), where the authorities are carrying out several house searches.

So far, the authorities have detected 11 tons of japonica clams and arrested nine defendants. They have also seized three transport vehicles, as well as various documents related to the crimes of commodities fraud, forgery and counterfeiting of documents.

The operation, which aims to combat criminal networks associated with the illicit capture, trade and international trafficking of the Japanese clam, is being coordinated by the Central Criminal Investigation Unit of the Maritime Police and has the collaboration of ASAE (the Food and Economic Safety Authority), PSP and the Spanish National Police.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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