On 2 December, two men, aged 23 and 25, were detained by the military of the Alpiarça Territorial Post because of their illegal stay in the country.The suspects were arranging electricity contracts for the elderly, when they were approached by the military in the town of Alpiarça. When questioned about their identity, the men produced a Spanish tourist visa issued several months ago, which raised suspicions about the illegality of staying in the country.

Contact was made with the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) and the Public Prosecutor’s Office, where it was confirmed that the men did not have any legal documents that would allow their movement and stay in Portugal.

In view of the situation the suspects were constituted defendants, subject to terms of identity and residence and required to appear at SEF in Santarém.