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Event Type General News  Date Time 2021-05-03 13:33:00 
Country PT  City Lisbon 
Latitude 38.722  Longitude -9.139 
[independent] PORTUGAL - Anti-smuggling agency to seize more drugs than 2020 long before the end of 2021
"The EU’s maritime anti-drugs smuggling agency has seized almost as much cocaine so far this year as they confiscated in all of 2020, new figures reveal.Operations mounted in the Atlantic by the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre (Maoc) in Lisbon has resulted in the seizure of almost 20 tons of the drug, worth €1.17bn, compared to 23 tons last year.The drug-busting agency also co-ordinated the interception of a further 28 tons of cannabis, bringing the total value of narcotics seized in the Atlantic since January to €1.71bn. That compares to a figure of €2.1bn in 2020."
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