The Judicial Police (PJ) have detained three members of an international criminal organization responsible for the illegal introduction of immigrants into Portugal and Europe, which recruited women for convenience marriages, it was announced on Saturday 9th November.

“Relevant evidence, mainly of a documentary nature, was seized and three persons suspected of being linked to this international criminal structure, specialized in recruiting women for marriages of convenience , were arrested” according to the PJ”.

According to the police, detainees are between 28 and 30 years old and it was the National Counterterrorism Unit (UNCT) that carried out search and arrest warrants and arrest warrants