In the scope of the police operation named “Odessa Truffles”, SEF has detained two more citizens, a driver, with seizure of the respective transportation vehicle, and a hunter in the Lisbon Region.
The detentions started on 22nd December, next to the Vilar Formoso Border. Up to the moment of detention, the operation was monitored from this Customs and Police Cooperation Centre.
Relevant documents and 5000€ in cash were seized. Irregular citizens were also detected, leading to suspicions which were at the origin of the investigation.
The two detained citizens are waiting for the development of proceedings under provisional custody. Presently, there are 6 suspects under provisional custody in the scope of the Odessa Truffles Operation.
This operation was triggered in Portugal, Spain and Italy, with the support of border control entities of Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. This happened already in 2007, from the detection of a forged visa in the Algarve region.