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.
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