SEF dismantles international document forgery network

in News · 04-10-2020 14:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) in Lisbon has dismantled an international document forgery network that culminated in the arrest of two people, the security service announced.

In a statement, SEF states that the two foreign nationals are suspected of the crimes of forgery and counterfeiting of thousands of documents and other computer crimes.

According to the security service, the investigation, which took place over the last two years, put an end to "a complex and furtive international network that used the 'darkweb' to sell various types of identification documents, including Portuguese passports, from various European, American and Arab countries".

The operation, called 'Fewas' and carried out in Lisbon, involved Europol and Interpol.


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