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Suspicious Package Found at Sea

According to a Navy source, a suspicious package was found at sea by crew members of the NRP Mondego during a routine exercise.

The package, which contained approximately 40 kilos of hashish was found floating in the waters off the Selvagem Pequena island.

After it was retrieved and brought aboard, a Maritime Police agent who was on board, confirmed that the package contained a narcotic substance, namely hashish. The authorities have been alerted, and the package will be handed over to the Judiciary Police when the patrol boat docks at Funchal harbour today.  

Samantha Gannon

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