The criminal network operated in several countries and laundered a total of 10 million euros, six million of which went through bank accounts in Portugal, according to the PJ police, who led the investigation. Authorities from 15 countries were involved in the investigation. The set-up managed to open 272 bank accounts in Portugal, using computer scams and constituted 32 companies, using 28 false identities for the purpose. No Portuguese citizens are among the 20 people detained on suspicion of money laundering.