Praia, Aug 5 (Inforpress) – The Judiciary Police (PJ) on Saturday detained 2.256,2 kilos of cocaine inside a vessel in Porto of Praia, in a joint operation with the Coast Guard, the corporation said today.
In a statement, PJ informed that following this operation, in which the drug was seized on the “Perpétuo Socorro de Abaete II” vessel, five citizens of Brazilian nationality were arrested.
According to the same source, detainees will be presented “in due time” to the competent judicial authorities for the validation of arrests and enforcement of coercive measures.
This operation was developed following the exchange of operational information with MAOC – N, (Maritime Analysis and Operations Center – Narcotics), based in Lisbon. The PJ also counted on the cooperation of the Federal Police of Brazil, and in the search, unloading, transportation, packaging and storage of the seized product, it had the support of the Cabo Verdean National Police.