The GNR Tax Action Unit (UAF) closed this weekend (7th/8th April) an illegal casino that operated in a warehouse in Olhão, Algarve, seizing more than 50 thousand euros.

In a statement, the UAF said that in the course of the operation, 12 people were indicted and 53,210 euros were seized, 1080 of multi-game gambling chips and two poker tables, other equipment and gaming material.

The operation originated in an investigation into illegal gambling and fiscal fraud led by the Faro Tax Action Office, which started a year ago, the statement said.

The material seized resulted from six searches, one at the illegal casino, which operated in a warehouse, two domiciliary and three in cars.

Of the defendants, aged between 33 and 58, nine are indicted for illegal gambling and three for illegal gambling and tax fraud.

This action of the Tax Action Unit was supported by the GNR Faro Territorial Command and the Faro District PSP Command.