Four arrested for swindling the Portuguese Health Service

The Judicial Police, through the National Anti-Corruption Unit (UNCC) and in collaboration with the Public Ministry (DCIAP) related to the fraud investigation to the National Health Service (NHS), arrested two doctors, a  pharmacy proprietary and another person in the areas of Lisbon and Tras-os-Montes, by falsifying medical prescriptions, swindling the State, corruption and criminal association. 

During the operation nine house searches were conducted and material relating to the illegal activities surfaced during the investigation, were seized. The detainees will be brought to justice, to determine the measures to be taken with a view to the collecting of further evidence to determine the level of injury caused to the Portuguese State through improper reimbursements.


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