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.