Members of the Tavira GNR have arrested a 45-year-old man wanted in connection with the theft of €230,000 in cash, the property of a local pensioner.
A police operation has been carried out in Tavira and Olhão as part of the investigation into the theft after 13 search warrants were issued for homes, a commercial establishment and eight vehicles as well as an arrest warrant.
The case started when the Tavira pensioner complained that he has been relieved of €230,000 in cash. The searches yesterday resulted in the seizure of six cars; computer equipment, four mobile phones and several rare coins.
The weaponry that the GNR discovered included five shotguns, a rifle, knives, three air-guns, a starting pistol, a defence spray can, a baton and some replica guns.
The GNR has not revealed news as to the whereabouts of the cash.