The Northern Board of the PJ has arrested six people suspected of abduction, forced marriage and rape of an 18-year-old girl.

In a statement, the PJ said on 17th May that the crimes in question occurred during a holiday season of 2017, in the areas of Coimbra and Aveiro.

According to the same source, the detainees, aged between 30 and 50, all have “kinship or affinity relationships, according to their custom” and some of them have criminal records and sentencing for other crime.

“The victim was rescued by the PJ during the current year and placed in a place reserved and different from her normal residence for security reasons,” the same note said.

The operation, involving 40 investigators, included the execution of six domiciliary searches, where relevant material was collected for the facts under investigation.

The six detainees will be present at the first judicial interrogation to apply pre-trial conditions.