In a statement, the Judiciary Police (PJ) clarifies that the
investigation, coordinated by the Public Ministry - Departments of Investigation
and Criminal Action (DIAP) of Porto, identified "suspicious" bank
movements in the accounts held and/or controlled by the defendants.
The investigation subsequently found the existence of
requests for the return of funds and claims for fraud filed by people based
During the investigation, the PJ complied with two house
search warrants and one arrest warrant related to the practice of qualified
fraud, computer fraud, communications and money laundering.
The defendants of foreign nationality had been in Portugal
since 2020, residing in the greater Porto region, says the PJ.
The amount ascertained, "improperly appropriated by the
two defendants", amounts to close to 90 thousand euros, with "the
existence of other facts of the same nature being under investigation".