It was reported on 27th March that the Judicial Police, through the Department of Criminal Investigation of Setúbal, with the collaboration of the Tax Authority and the GNR Special Operations Group, conducted a joint operation in the districts of Lisbon and Setúbal, which resulted in the arrest of four men and three women, suspected of practicing qualified tax fraud, corruption, money laundering and receiving crimes.

The investigation, which has been ongoing for over a year, was aimed at neutralizing the activities of this group whose activities was causing serious damage to the national economy.

During the operation over 70 kgs of gold, 150 kgs of silver, approximately € 1 million in cash, several dozens of diamonds, five cars, a boat and two motorcycles, as well as innumerable documents were seized.

Part of precious materials seized were the result of the commission of crimes against property, as well as unreported transactions performed by individuals. Detainees will appear in court at the first application for judicial interrogation.


According to Gold the value of the gold seized is approximately € 2.1 million and the silver is worth approx € 70,000