PJ police, in a joint operation with Spain's Cuerpo Nacional de Policia, seized "a total of 183 bales of cocaine with an estimated gross weight of around 5.2 tonnes." The force said it is the "largest seizure of this type of drug carried out in Portugal in the last 15 years and one of the largest in all of Europe'' , estimated to be worth at least €210 million. The bust took place at sea and saw three men, all foreign nationals, also arrested.