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3,000 Euros in Cash and Several Packages of Bloom Seized

The Regional Command of the Police Of Public Security of Madeira has confirmed that on the 9th of November, as part of a drug trafficking investigation the Criminal Investigation Police department of the Câmara de Lobos police division obtained three judicial warrants to search homes and commercial premises in the parish of Câmara de Lobos and Santo António, Funchal.  During the operation, police officers seized several packages, containing 337 individual doses of the psychoactive substance, commonly known as Bloom. In addition, more than 3,000 euros in cash, two digital scales, and several items directly associated with the cutting and packaging of narcotics were seized.

This investigation, initiated about a year ago, focused on three suspects, two women and one man aged between 31 and 38 years old, who are now under further investigation by the Department of Investigation and Criminal Action of Funchal.

Three days earlier, it was also reported that CID officers arrested a 50-year-old man in Arco da Calheta in possession of 40 small packages of heroin which could have supplied around 50 individual doses.  Two hundred euros was also seized alongside drug-cutting paraphernalia.

The Regional Command of the PSP of Madeira clarifies that, due to the proactive action of the police, and in view of the homologous period of the previous year, the arrests related to crimes related to the cultivation and trafficking of narcotics have increased by more than 40%.

Only a day or two ago a pre-hospital team of the Portuguese Red Cross helped a bloom victim found wandering around in a delirious condition.

The 33-year-old man was causing a scene on a public road and the Red Cross was asked to intervene.  The man was then taken to the Dr. Nélio Mendonça hospital for treatment.

Samantha Gannon

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