Four more arrests, of three men and one woman, were also
made as part of the investigation which involved house searches across the
country. The five detainees were between 32 and 51 years old.
The DLVT source explained that the prime suspect and ring
leader “had special knowledge” at the Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes
(IMT) “which allowed him to obtain driving licenses” without the necessary
legal examination, being legally inserted into the system, and also contacting SEF
for legalisation of persons.
The police added that the forged driving licenses were sold for
up to €1,500.