The Regional Command of Madeira of the Public Security Police, issued a statement this afternoon, confirming that yesterday, the 24th of January, a 40-year-old man was arrested for committing several crimes, including theft, dangerous driving, coercion, possession of a prohibited weapon, drug trafficking and forging documentation (licence plates).
In response, the driver of the vehicle disobeyed the police order and sped recklessly through Funchal. He was finally trapped in a police blockade, but only stopped after the police fired a warning shot. Once arrested, he and the car was searched and officers found a box of material stolen from a construction site, a prohibited weapon and 50 individual doses of cocaine.
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