In a statement, the AT explained that the seizure took place on 12 November at customs at Faro airport and that the cocaine was being transported inside luggage that accompanied a traveller from Brazil.

“The modus operandi used in this case hid the transported drug inside cosmetic product packaging”.

The detection of narcotic drugs was carried out by customs officials, through risk analysis, inspection, and control techniques developed by the AT, in order to strengthen the capacities to fulfil its mission with regard to combating the practice of illegal acts and the protection of society and public health, he stresses.

Over the past few weeks, AT Customs services have made several seizures of cocaine at the airports of Lisbon and Porto, hidden in suitcases from Brazil.