More than 205 tons of frozen fish, worth an estimated 1.2 million euros, were seized on Saturday in Gafanha da Nazaré, municipality of Ílhavo, the GNR of Aveiro announced today in a statement.
According to GNR, in the course of a fish inspection action, it was detected “An unauthorized fish discharge, since all the fish should be sealed in the hold of the ship”, resulting in the seizure of “about a ton of fish out of the holds”.
Made to “Confrontation with the cargo declaration document and the discharge control document controlled by the Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services (DGRM)”, GNR found that “205 tons of fish of different species were seized in the holds, as well as a crowbar, a groove key, a forklift and two unused stamp remains”, further reads.
The ship’s captain, a 69-year-old man, was then “identified for the crimes of embezzlement or destruction of objects placed under public authority and breaking marks and seals”, adds the GNR, noting that another 13 men were also identified.
The facts were referred to the Judicial Court of Ílhavo, adds the press release.