Five foreigners detained on suspicion of fraud, money laundering

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 06-02-2019 08:48:00 · 0 Comments
Five foreigners detained on suspicion of fraud, money laundering

Portugal's Polícia Judiciária (PJ), the main national criminal investigation force, has detained five foreign citizens suspected of criminal association, money laundering and fraud on an international scale, and seized various pieces of equipment used by the group, according to a statement released on Tuesday.

The PJ said that Operation Kryptonite, as it is known, was overseen by its National Anti-Corruption Unit and included seven searches.

The detainees had, it explained, set up front organisations and opened accounts in financial institutions in Portugal.

The group, of a "transnational nature," moved millions of euros through Portugal, the police added.

The PJ continues to investigate to determine the nature and scale of the criminal activity in question.


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