The National Republican Guard (GNR) seized 434 kilos of carob and identified eight people for theft, in two different situations, in Silves and São Bartolomeu de Messines.
The first situation occurred on the 5th of August, in Silves.
Following a complaint, the Guard's military went to the scene, where they identified four people - two men, aged 17 and 55, and two women, aged 15 and 56 - having also seized 257 kilos of carob, "one since the suspects did not have authorization from the owner to proceed with their collection», says the GNR in a press release. The car used to carry out the theft was also seized at the scene, as a precautionary measure.
The second situation occurred the following day, the 6th, in São Bartolomeu de Messines.
During the inspection of a vehicle, the military realized that, inside, there was a large amount of carob. Since the suspects were unable to justify their origin, the three men, aged 19, 30 and 46, and a woman, aged 43, were identified and 177 kilos of carob were seized, as well as the vehicle.
The facts were sent to the Judicial Court of Silves.