31 people arrested in GNR mega operation at night in Vilamoura

The operation took place in an access area to several nightlife establishments

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31 people were arrested, in a special crime prevention operation that took place in the early hours of Sunday, March 19, in Vilamoura. 

The operation took place in an access area to several nightlife establishments.

In total, according to the GNR, 682 people were inspected, 31 of whom were arrested. The crimes were both driving under the influence of alcohol, drug trafficking, driving without a license, disobedience and possession of a prohibited weapon.

The action resulted in the inspection of 241 vehicles and a nightlife establishment. In total, 210 doses of hashish, 43 of MDMA and 20 of cocaine were seized.

In addition, six fines were passed for irregularities involving fire extinguishers in TVDE vehicles, three for lack of periodic inspection, three for lack of civil liability insurance and one for lack or incorrect use of a seat belt and/or child restraint system.

There were also 16 records for driving with a blood alcohol level higher than that permitted by law;

The facts were referred to the Judicial Court of Loulé.

The action had the reinforcement of 94 soldiers from the territorial, traffic, intervention and criminal investigation of the Territorial Command of Faro and the Intervention and Public Order Group (GIOP) of the Intervention Unit (UI).

With these operations, the GNR says it wants to "fight crime and strengthen the population's sense of security, also seeking to prevent criminal offenses".