Source Lusa: One of four detained by the GNR in an operation carried out in Alto Minho is accused of carrying out at least 23 thefts from homes.

The arrested man “is heavily accused of carrying out 23 burglaries to homes, but could be responsible for another two dozen assaults carried out in the last two months, in the districts of Viana do Castelo and Braga, namely in the municipality of Barcelos,” said a source from the GNR territorial command in Viana do Castelo.

The man, who at the time of the crimes lived in Vila Praia de Âncora, in the municipality of Caminha, was approached on 12th January in Vila Nova de Cerveira. After searches carried out at that residence, the police force managed to recover “several stolen objects”.

The investigation of this case, which in total included nine searches, four domiciliary and five non-domiciliary in several locations in the Alto Minho, allowed GNR to hold three more men, one of them indicted for drug trafficking, having seized more than 140 doses of drugs .

The alleged trafficker, also living in the municipality of Caminha, was detained on Wednesday, “during the preparation of the operation that culminated in the arrest of the suspected theft of the residence.”

The other two suspects were indicted in the context of the robbery of houses, indicted for illegal possession of weapons and released in the meantime.

The four suspects are between the ages of 26 and 39.