In the last week, the GNR carried out a safety campaign in the district with the aim of preventing and combating violent crime and road surveillance, resulting in the detaining of 56 people in the Algarve, mostly for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The GNR's Faro Territorial Command carried out a series of operations in the Algarve, between 19th and 25th September, with the aim of preventing and combating violent crime and road surveillance, among other things.
According to a report on the weekly operational activity of the GNR, released this Monday, during this campaign 56 people were arrested: 20 for driving under the influence of alcohol, 13 for driving without a legal license and eight for drug trafficking.
With regard to traffic violations, the GNR reports that it detected 619 violations, 184 for speeding, 56 for lack of mandatory periodic inspection, 48 for lack or incorrect use of seat belts and/or child restraint systems, and 30 for improper use of the mobile phone while driving, among others.
During the week they also seized 163 doses of heroin, 141 of cannabis, 68 of cocaine and 47 of hashish.
According to the same report, with regard to accidents on the Algarve roads, 120 accidents were recorded, resulting in one serious injury and 26 minor injuries.
The GNR also carried out 58 awareness-raising actions in the district of Faro, highlighting that 54 people were contacted under the Safe School program and 24 elderly people under the Safe Seniors Programme.