Justice: MP diaper Évora arrested around 7,5 million network trafficking in persons.

Prosecution of Évora DIAP charged six Romanian citizens, members of a network of human trafficking. They were arrested about 7,5 million.

The Public Ministry (MP) of Évora DIAP, that titled the process, arrested near 7,5 million to a network of human trafficking, aged between 22 and 47 year old, which operated in the district of Beja, whom he accused of one hundred and nineteen crimes (see box) of diverse nature and severity.

Two days after the arrest was frozen a bank account in the amount of 135.000 euros, belonging to Florin, considered the mastermind of Network.

The arrests took place following the operation "Masline" (Olive in Romanian), unleashed in 18 December 2018, Directed by Central Research (DCI) the Foreign Service Borders (SEF). The network was composed of six Romanian citizens, five men, who are in custody in Prison Beja, is a woman, which is now subject to the obligation to remain measure the room with electronic surveillance.

According to a PM's statement, the facts have occurred since the year 2013, "Illicit activity focusing on labor exploitation of several dozen foreign nationals, illegally in Portugal ", adding that they "were used in agricultural tasks in the Alentejo", in very precarious conditions.

Second or document, during the investigation "the settlement was made for the loss to the State, of 7.463.868,40 euros, resulting from criminal activity ", justify MP.

The operation "Masline", was the largest held by the SEF in combating trafficking in human beings, It was triggered in Beja areas, Ferreira do Alentejo and Montes Old (Aljustrel), involved 141 operational, and complied with 6 Arrest Warrants, 8 to house search, 2 office search and 12 for seizure of vehicles, in its most passenger, -end.

On the day of operation, 255 Romanian and Moldovan citizens, They were taken to the Infantry Regiment facilities 1, in Beja, which they were identified as being exploited by the network, taking 24 provided statements for future memory in DIAP.

Crimes

The network is accused of 58 trafficking offenses people, 1 criminal association crime, 58 aid of crimes against illegal immigration, 1 aid association crime illegal immigration, beyond 1 introduction of fraudulent crime in qualified consumer.

Solidarity concentration

While the six defendants lent statements, about two hundred Romanian and Moldovan attended by the DIAP, a "spontaneous demonstration" of solidarity with Florin, one of the detainees and had at SEF, as the brain of the organization, they regarded as a "good boss".

Teixeira Correia

(journalist)

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