Archive for November, 2018

PJ holds seven suspects of scams and falsification of documents

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The Judiciary Police announced the arrest of seven people for the alleged scams and forgery of documents in several locations in the north of the country.

In a statement, the PJ said that in the development of “several ongoing investigations” it was possible to collect “strong evidence” that the suspects used different “modus operandi” to commit the crimes.

In this way, he added, they seized tens of thousands of euros , so far have been calculated values ​​over 75 thousand euros.

“In some situations, they would use false proxies to execute deeds of purchase and sale of other properties, appropriating the respective value of the sale, and in other cases, they believed that buyers who land with trees for sale were theirs, with the product of several sales, “said the PJ.

The PJ also explained that the defendants also made themselves known as managing partners of existing companies in the market, usurping their identities and celebrating, as such, lease agreements with financial entities, which ensured full payment to supplier companies, activating the contracts of lease after delivery of the goods.

The detainees, aged between 40 and 58, will be present at the first judicial interrogation.

GNR Operation “Shadowgame” gambling operation results in the arrest of 20 people

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

It is the  largest ever operation in Portugal in the fight against illegal gambling.

Gambling network transacted 80 million euros in one year.

Through online platforms and games of chance – which was dubbed as Shadow Game -The illegal online gambling and gambling operation carried out by the GNR in the last two days ended with the arrest of 20 people, one of whom to reside in Luxembourg.

The searches across the country also allowed seizures of dozens of luxury cars, computers and game machines used in a scheme that extended to Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Brazil and Mozambique. In fact, it was in Luxembourg territory that the computer servers that supported the entire network of illegal gambling and gambling were based.

According to a communiqué issued by the District Attorney of Setúbal, the operation called “Shadowgame” was carried out by members of the Criminal Investigation Nuclei of Santiago do Cacém and Setúbal of the GNR and of the Fiscal Action Unit of Évora of GNR, which had the support of more than a hundred soldiers from other regions and “searched and detained throughout the national territory as well as in Luxembourg.”

The District Attorney’s Office of Setúbal also informs that the “illicit exploitation is carried out by a group of about 100 individuals who, at least since 2015, carry out the criminal activity in Portugal, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Brazil and Mozambique. ”

The operation was coordinated by Europol and Eurojust and also enabled Internet servers to be taken down in Luxembourg.