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Albufeira and Portimão: 5 youngsters arrested for robberies and drug trafficking

ALBUFEIRA AND PORTIMÃO: 5 YOUNGSTERS ARRESTED FOR ROBBERIES AND DRUG TRAFFICKINGThe Criminal Investigation Unit of the GNR of Albufeira and the Public Security Police of Portimão, arrested five young people aged between 17 and 20 years old at the weekend, who were part of a criminal group.

The youngsters were suspected of having taken part in robberies and drug trafficking, in the municipalities of Albufeira and Portimão.

As part of a robbery report that occurred on May 31st in Albufeira, the GNR carried out several investigations which allowed them to locate and arrest two suspects aged 18 and 20.

Following these arrests, and in coordination with the Public Security Police, it was found that the two detainees belonged to a criminal group, along with three other suspects, all involved in robberies that recently occurred in the cities of Albufeira and Portimão.

Police located the three other suspects and after a house search at the residence of one of the individuals, various material related to drug trafficking were seized, namely: 4877 doses of hashish, 166 doses of cannabis, 28 doses of cocaine,  4.9 g of MDMA, a knife, two cell phones, two precision scales and dozens of zip bags.

Following a joint investigation between the PSP and the GNR, the GNR arrested an 18 year old young man for drug trafficking, with the remaining four suspects being detained by the PSP for robberies.

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