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  • 7 August 2020 | SEF detains two citizens for using an alien document and a false document at Lisboa Airport

    ​The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has detained, at Lisboa Airport, two foreign nationals for using forged documents.

    A 22-year-old passenger has been intercepted when preparing to board to Düsseldorf, in the possession of an alien document (Identity Card from Germany).

    Another 25-year-old passenger has been intercepted, at the border control to Toronto, using a forged document (Residence Permit from Canada).

    The citizens detained last Wednesday, have been brought, yesterday, before the Court for the enforcement of the cautionary measures.

    Yet yesterday, at the Humberto Delgado Airport, and in the execution of an arrest warrant, a citizen has been intercepted when travelling to Luton.

    The citizen has been led to the Prison Establishment of Tires, for serving 18 months of effective imprisonment for drug trafficking.

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  • 5 August 2020 | SEF detains a foreign national at Lisboa airport subject to the execution of an arrest warrant for extradition purposes

    ​The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has detained, today, at Lisboa Airport, a 40-year-old foreign national subject to the execution of an arrest warrant for extradition purposes issued by Sweden.

    The crime of drug trafficking is involved.

    The citizen has been intercepted during a border control made to a flight from Dakar to Paris.

    The citizen has been led to Cometlis where he will stay until he is brought before the Court of Appeal.

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  • 3 August 2020 | Operation “Busão” – SEF complies with search warrants to houses and business offices in the area of Grande Lisboa

    ​Under an inquiry investigating the crimes of assisting unlawful immigration, canvassing of illegal labour, using the activity of an illegally staying foreign national, falsification of administrative documents, tax evasion and money laundering, the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has carried out a police operation aiming the execution of nine house search and seizure warrants, and four search and seizure warrants to business offices.

    The operation “Busão", coordinated by the Central Department for Investigation and Penal Action (DCIAP), has been held last Friday in the area of Grande Lisboa.

    During searches, carried out in Lisboa, Setúbal, Cascais, Oeiras, Sintra and Carregado, a defendant has been upheld for suspicion of the crimes mentioned, in which several documentation supporting evidences of committing the crimes investigated has been seized. Several companies of the building industry, temporary employment, accounting and hosting service have been subject to searches as well.

    This operation had the participation of a total of 38 SEF inspectors, one public prosecutor and two computer technicians from DCIAP.

    The investigation will continue under the coordination of DCIAP.

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