The Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) has set up a man and a company as defendants and carried out two searches in Albufeira, as part of an investigation for aid to illegal immigration, the service announced on January 6. of security.
SEF executed two search and seizure warrants, one at home and the other in a commercial establishment, which enabled it to seize “about five thousand euros in cash, three cell phones, three laptops and various documents in order to to corroborate criminal evidence “. collected throughout the investigation, according to the same source.
With these steps, SEF is taking a new step in an investigation which “began in 2020” and in which the offense of helping illegal immigration, involving a temporary employment company, is at stake, contextualized the same source in a communicated.
SEF said the “prime suspect” is the owner of a temporary employment agency and both have been charged with the offense of assisting illegal immigration.
During the period covered by the investigation, the defendants “have been made responsible, in exchange for large sums of money, for the immigration of more than 300 foreign citizens” and the “great majority are not even on the national territory, “said SEF.
The same source also said that the investigation will now focus on the “vast real estate assets acquired by the defendant in the past year”.