PJ seizes 41,000 doses of cocaine in Lisbon


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The Judiciary Police seized 30,000 doses of cocaine from South America at Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado airport and another 11,000 doses discovered inside a corpse, the police force announced today.

In a statement, the PJ said that the 30,000 doses seized in an operation carried out last week were found inside the body of two foreign nationals, who were arrested and remanded in custody.

According to the PJ, around 11,000 individual doses of cocaine were also seized, which were in capsules inside the body of a corpse.

The drug was detected during the autopsy at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, which pointed to “the bursting of at least one of the capsules” as a possible cause of death.

In the statement, the PJ warns of “the high risks to human life” of this method of drug transportation and that criminal networks “continue to recruit human couriers, often young adults in a situation of great economic and/or emotional deprivation, to transport significant quantities of drugs inside their bodies”.

The police operation was carried out by the PJ’s National Anti-Trafficking Unit.

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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