SEF found three human trafficking victims in Covilhã

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 17-11-2020 11:35:00 · 2 Comments

The Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) has signaled three victims of trafficking in human beings as part of an investigation carried out in the area of Covilhã, district of Castelo Branco, informed that service today.

In a statement sent to the Lusa agency, the SEF specified that the investigation was being carried out under the coordination of the Public Prosecutor's Office and that, in the last week, an operation was carried out which made it possible to set up a national citizen as well as the company he owns.

The press release explains that the man is suspected of "exploiting foreign workers, mainly from the Indian peninsula [consisting of countries such as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh]", who are illegally staying on national territory.

The suspect allegedly does not pay wages for his work and in some cases, as confirmed in the course of the action, requires workers to pay monetary amounts as a prerequisite for establishing an employment relationship, says the SEF.

"There were searches of vehicles and the residence of the defendant in the Almada area and a house in the vicinity of Covilhã, where the workers were placed without the minimum conditions of habitability and where six foreign citizens were identified", details the information.

The defendant was subject to the measure of coercion of a term of identity and residence.

SEF's investigation began in October and counted on the collaboration of a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the support of victims of crime trafficking in human beings.

Two dozen SEF operatives were involved in the operation.



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Comments:

I also saw some people exploiting some people and i know every detail about them but i don't know how to complaint about them

By Nikita from Other on 18-11-2020 05:16

SEF OFFICIALS HAVE SHOWN THEIR INCOMPETENCE IN THE HANDLING OF ASYLUMS. THEY HAVE A PREDETERMINED CONDITION FOR THAT WITHOUT USING THEIR INITIATIVES. PEOPLE WHO ARE ACCEPTED TO THE SYSTEM HAVE PLANNED STORIES AND DOCUMENTS NEEDED WHICH SEF ACCEPTS AS REAL SEEKERS THEREBY ENCOURAGING A WEB OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING ORGANISATIONS.. I ALWAYS CHALLENGE THEM, NOBODY IS RUNNING AWAY WITH HIS DOCUMENTS AND WELL PREPARED, UNLESS YOU HAD A PREVIEW OF THE SYSTEM.

By PRINCE AWODIKE from Lisbon on 18-11-2020 01:17
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