The Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), the only body of criminal police with specific and exclusive responsibilities in the control of citizens crossing land borders between Portugal and Spain, has detected, over the last 24 hours, eight protective measures in several authorised crossing points (PPA), namely in Valença, Vila Verde da Raia, Vilar Formoso and Castro Marim.
These detections have been possible thanks to the use of SEF Mobile, a pioneering system implemented by SEF, allowing a quicker and safer border control. In addition, it allows the capture of fingerprints as well, for biometric searches.
At the PPA of Valença, three protective measures have been detected, which have been object of apprehension, theft, embezzlement, loss or invalidation. At PPA of Vila Verde da Raia, three protective measures have been detected as well, missing person, wanted person under a judicial proceeding, and subject to apprehension, theft, embezzlement, loss or invalidation. At the PPA of Castro Marim, one protective measure has been detected, of a wanted person under a judicial process. At Vilar Formoso another protective measure, of a wanted person under a judicial process, has been detected as well.
As from 31 January, at the sixteen authorised crossing points, about 226.787 citizens have already been controlled, of which 1.469 were not authorised to entry the country. In total, 101 protective measures have been detected as well.