The Judiciary Police (PJ) detained four people on suspicion of criminal association, money laundering and qualified international scams.
In a statement, the PJ says that in the operation “Black Figures” were carried out nine searches and material used in the commission of crimes was seized.
As he explains, this organized group, of a transnational nature, Used the national territory to make circular capitals (several million euros), through shell companies which constituted for the purpose.
The companies “were used to hold bank accounts in financial institutions in Portugal, which served as a vehicle, just to park money, product of the illegal acts perpetrated by the aforementioned organized group, which was immediately transferred to other countries, in order to hide its proven and fate and trying to confer, in this way, an appearance of legality, “he adds.
The detainees, aged between 30 and 60, will now be subject to a first judicial interrogation at the Criminal Instruction Court of Lisbon, in order to apply the appropriate coercion measure.
The Judiciary Police continues the investigations.