PSP of Lisbon makes 53 arrests, 39 related to football celebrations

PSP of Lisbon makes 53 arrests, 39 related to football celebrations

The PSP made 53 arrests between Saturday morning and today, 39 of which related to the festivities of the conquest of the football league by Benfica, the PSP said.

A note from the PSP revealed that, as part of the operational activity of the Lisbon Metropolitan Command (Cometlis), through surveillance operations in a 24-hour period, since 9:00 am on Saturday, "it made 53 arrests", of which 17 "Illegal possession of pyrotechnic devices".

The remaining detainees are "drunk driving" (ten), "driving without a license" to conduct (six), "illegal possession of a weapon" (six), "drug trafficking" (five), " (three), "execution of arrest warrant" (three), "disobedience" (two) and "theft" (one).

Most arrests for possession of pyrotechnics are related to the celebrations of winning the title of Portuguese football champion by Sport Lisboa e Benfica, which lasted the night in Marquês de Pombal Square, a PSP source told Lusa.

As part of the operation prepared for security in the Marquis of Pombal and in the environs of Luz stadium, before and after the game that led to the conquest of the 1st League, 39 arrests were made, the same source said.

The same Cometlis note added that, in the same period, 203 white weapons were still seized "that were in storage and display".

The operations also led to the seizure of 103.91 grams of hashish, corresponding to 207.82 individual doses of consumption, explained the PSP in the same statement.

Benfica secured their 37th Portuguese league title on Saturday with a 4-1 win at home to Santa Clara, who finished with 87 points, two more than FC Porto.

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