The Judicial Police, through the Department of Criminal Investigation of Leiria, has conducted a major police operation in the areas of Torres Novas and the Junction resulting in the arrest of 12 persons for passing counterfeit €50 bank notes. During the operation nine houses were searched being identified during an investigation lasting over two years.

Those arrested comprise six men and six women aged from consisted of six men and six women, aged between 17 and 56 years all unemployed. Three persons were also detained in connection with drug trafficking, possession of prohibited weapons.

The PSP and GNR provided significant cooperation in the organization of appropriate security measures during the implementation of the police operation