A 30-year-old Portuguese man who left a vehicle with drugs in the interior after an accident on the A22 was detained for drug trafficking and was sentenced to pre-trial detention.
The detainee is suspected to have used a motor vehicle to transport nearly 85 kilograms of cannabis in December 2018.
Following a road accident, the car was abandoned, with the drug inside, on the A22 motorway, in the municipality of Albufeira.
Investigations were carried out on the detainee's residence, more than 200 grams of cannabis were seized there, the Public Ministry said in a statement.
The accused was subjected to first judicial interrogation this Wednesday and was subject to pre-trial detention.
The investigation is in secrecy of justice and is directed by the MP of the 2nd section of Portimão (specialized) of the DIAP of Faro, with the assistance of the Judicial Police – Southern Board.