The SEF – Foreigners and Borders Service have conducted a number of surveillance operations at dawn on May 24 in the Porto and Braga areas, which culminated in the detention of seven foreign nationals due to irregular stay in national territory.

These actions are aimed at investigating the activities of foreign citizens in Portuguese territory and to prevent aiding illegal immigration and related crimes.

In this operation 70 citizens, including 39 foreigners, were identified and seven were arrested who will now be presented to the court for the first interrogation and determination of measures for compulsory expulsion proceedings. Three foreign nationals were also notified to leave the national territory.