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  • 14 May 2019 | SEF carries out an inspection operation on a night entertainment establishment in the area of great Lisboa

    ​The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has carried out, last week, an inspection action on a night entertainment establishment in the area of great Lisboa.

    In total, 21 citizens have been identified, of which 9 are foreign nationals. Five foreign nationals in illegal situation into the national territory have been detected, of which have been notified to voluntarily leave the country.

    Furthermore, an administrative offence has been set up against the employer for using the activity of illegally staying foreign nationals, with fines ranging from 2000 to 10000 euros.

    The operation has involved nine SEF inspectors and members of the National Republican Guard and the Tax Authority as well.

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  • 8 May 2019 | SEF detains foreign national for assisting unlawful immigration and forgery of administrative documents

    ​Under an investigation to the commitment of crimes for assisting unlawful immigration, forgery and counterfeiting of documents, the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has triggered, yesterday, the operation “Mr. H", under the coordination of the Public Prosecution within the Judicial Court of Sintra, on which an arrest and a house search warrant have been executed.

    The police operation has been carried out at Sintra area and ended up with the detention of a foreign national who, at the time of the detention, identified himself as a national, showing an original passport.

    During the house searches, several documentations, supporting and reinforcing the evidences of criminal activity committed by the suspect, has been apprehended.

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  • 3 May 2019 | SEF detains six foreign nationals at Faro and Lisboa airports for using falsified documents

    The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) has detained, over the last few days, five foreign nationals, at Faro Airport, caught red-handed for the crime of using falsified documents, when they intended to travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    Amongst the falsified documents used, identity documents and French, Slovenian, Polish and Italian passports were found.

    At Faro Airport only, there has been an increase of 300% in the detection of falsified and counterfeit documents at the exit of the national territory, on the first three months of 2019, comparing to the same period last year.

    In Lisboa, at Humberto Delgado Airport, SEF has detained another foreign national at the control of a flight to Stuttgart, presenting a counterfeit identity document issued by Bulgaria.

    The counterfeit documents have been handed over in court, together with the detainees.

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