- A first-class officer in Cape Verde’s National Police was arrested on Saturday by Portuguese Judiciary Police in possession 3.5 kilograms of cocaine as he disembarked at Portela Airport in Lisbon, Portugal on a flight from Praia.
According to a communiqué from the directorship of the National Police, the officer was arrested on the spot and presented to the Portuguese justice system on Monday, May 22. The officer, whose name has not been released, works as a Border Service agent at Praia International Airport.
According to the communiqué, the National Police is still waiting for the incident to be officially communicated by the Portuguese Judiciary Police in order to “confirm the officer’s full responsibility.”
“This incident is extremely serious, particularly as it places the good name our institution enjoys in check,” continues the communiqué, which also informs that the National Police has ordered a disciplinary process against the suspect in order to remove him from the police corporation.
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