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Two female foreign nationals used as drug mules have been intercepted, between yesterday and today, at Lisbon Airport by the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF). Both arriving from S. Paulo, Brazil, were carrying cocaine inside their bodies.
The passenger intercepted yesterday raised suspicions when she did not explained the purpose of her travelling to Portugal, ending up by confessing she was carrying in her body around 500 grams of cocaine. After an individual search, part of the product has been taken, and she was handed over to Polícia Judiciária (PJ) for further procedural arrangements.
Today, around 8:30 a.m., another situation involving drug trafficking carried out in the body has been detected. At the time of the interview by SEF inspectors, the foreign national ended up by expelling the first 17 cocaine pellets, informing she was carrying a total of 1,195 kg of the product which, afterwards, has been handed over to Polícia Judiciária.
A foreign national holding an international arrest warrant issued by the French authorities has been detained at Lisbon Airport by the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF).
At first, the passenger has been intercepted at the border for verification of the conditions of entry and, subsequently, under the international cooperation, the existence of the corresponding precautionary measure has been ascertained.
The individual has been detained and brought before the Lisbon Court of Appeal yesterday which has determined his detention at the Prison Establishment of Polícia Judiciária.
Two foreign nationals have been detained yesterday at Lisboa Airport by the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) for carrying cocaine capsules in their body.
After raising suspicions, the passengers were taken for interview. At that moment, one of them ended up by expelling 21 capsules, informing SEF inspectors he was carrying 59 more inside his body. The other passenger expelled 18 capsules of 10 grams of product he has identified as cocaine, informing he was carrying 43 more, on a total of 61 capsules in his body.
The Polícia Judiciária has been contacted, ending up by detaining the foreign nationals for further proceedings.
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