The Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) carried out five search warrants in the city of Coimbra, following an investigation, under the coordination of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, on suspicion of the crime of aiding illegal immigration and employing  foreign citizens in an irregular situation in Portugal.

The writs, three domiciliary and the rest at restaurants, led to the seizure of documentation related to the crimes under investigation and identified fifteen individuals, twelve of them of foreign nationality.

Two foreign nationals and an associated company were accused.

Fifteen SEF operations were involved in the operation.