An elderly couple were arrested after ‘large amount of cocaine’ had been found in their luggage as both returned from a Caribbean cruise.
The Portuguese police acted after receiving tip-off from the National Crime Agency.
The unnamed couple are now being held in prison after appearing before a judge in closed court hearing. In a statement, the police described them as a ‘foreign couple’. Portuguese media reported they were British.
It has not been specified how much cocaine was seized.
According to a spokesman for Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Portuguese police officials had attended the Marco Polo ship in Lisbon last Tuesday, December 4, and detained 2 passengers who were travelling onboard the Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ ship.
For other Marco Polo accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.