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Man arrested for sexually abusing two children for six years
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Man arrested for sexually abusing two children for six years

A 28-year-old man was arrested, in Madeira, for the alleged practice of the crime of sexual abuse of two children, said today the Judiciary Police (PJ), referring that the victims are two girls who are currently 13 and 14 years old. The facts that determined the detention occurred over at least six years, taking advantage of the presumed author of a relationship of trust and closeness, in a family context", refers the PJ in a statement. The man was arrested on Tuesday, following a warrant issued by the Public Prosecutor's Office - Department of Investigation and Criminal Action of Santa Cruz, and will be present to the competent judicial authorities, to apply the coercive measures deemed appropriate. ...
19 arrested for scams with MBWay in Alto Alentejo.  They stole over 270 000 euros
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19 arrested for scams with MBWay in Alto Alentejo. They stole over 270 000 euros

An operation by the Judiciary Police (PJ) in Alto Alentejo culminated in the arrest of 19 suspects of fraud through the MBWAY banking application. According to the PJ, in a statement, the operation aimed at collecting additional evidence that already indicated three distinct groups of individuals, based in the upper Alentejo region, and who in the last two years had been dedicating themselves to the repeated practice of this type of fraud, causing damage amounting to 270 000 euros. During the operation, 29 house searches were carried out, from North to South of the country and 19 arrests were carried out, having been seized several and diverse objects used for the practice of illicit activities and/or acquired with the proceeds of the s...
PJ searches the Chamber of Ash from Sword to Belt
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PJ searches the Chamber of Ash from Sword to Belt

The Judiciary Police is conducting searches in the Municipality of Freixo de Espada à Cinta, in the district of Bragança, a source from the municipal executive confirmed to Lusa. According to the source at the municipality, who said he did not know the reason for this operation, the PJ is questioning officials from various sections. A source from the PJ confirmed to Lusa that the searches were carried out, aimed at collecting "documentation and evidence". At issue, according to the same police source, are situations of public procurement and acquisitions by the municipality. . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edi...
Former PJ inspector Dias Santos will appeal a sentence of six years in prison
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Former PJ inspector Dias Santos will appeal a sentence of six years in prison

Former PJ inspector Carlos Dias Santos, sentenced this Friday to six years in prison for joining a criminal association, will appeal the sentence and confessed that he was surprised by the conviction. At the end of the trial session, at the Lisbon Central Criminal Court, Carlos Dias Santos' lawyer highlighted the fact that the former coordinator of the National Unit for Combating Drug Trafficking (UNCTE/PJ), currently retired, had been acquitted of aggravated drug trafficking and corruption with a view to trafficking and passive corruption for the practice of an illicit act, noting that two months ago the court had a different understanding in relation to the crime for which he was convicted. The court was very clear in saying that two ...
31-year-old man arrested for child sexual abuse and child pornography
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31-year-old man arrested for child sexual abuse and child pornography

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of crimes of sexual abuse of children and child pornography, reported the Judiciary Police (PJ), this Wednesday. The suspect acted and interacted with pre-adolescent minors in the context of online games, establishing with them a relationship of trust and mastery for the experience and position assumed in that context, taking advantage of the minors' inexperience to request them to self-produce and send content ", can be read in the note sent to the newsrooms. In addition to asking minors to self-produce and send intimate content, the man asked victims to transfer the content to an encrypted platform and erase the traces of communications. The suspect's arrest took place in the Greater Li...
PJ detained four men who belonged to a drug trafficking network
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PJ detained four men who belonged to a drug trafficking network

Four men aged 45 to 54, three with a criminal record related to drug trafficking, were detained by the PJ da Guarda as alleged members of a network involved in similar crimes, this Saturday was announced. In a statement, the National Directorate of the Judiciary Police informs that an investigation has been carried out since late 2019, "which enabled the collection of strong evidence of the development of illicit drug trafficking activity" by the detainees, a mechanic and the rest without professional occupation. It was about "a group, properly articulated, that worked in the area of ​​Cova da Beira" and whose members were arrested this week, with the PJ, through the Criminal Investigation Department of Guarda, seized a narcotic product (25...
Luís Neves reappointed in the national direction of the Judiciary Police
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Luís Neves reappointed in the national direction of the Judiciary Police

The government decided to renew Luís Neves for another three-year term as national director of the Judiciary Police (PJ), this Saturday confirmed to Lusa the official source of the prime minister's office, António Costa. The document, signed “two days ago”, should be published in Republic Diary "Very soon," according to the same source. Luís Neves, 56, was appointed to the position of national director of the PJ for the first time in May 2018, succeeding on June 15 of that year the previous leader, Almeida Rodrigues, who was a decade at the head of the institution. Graduated in Law, Luís Neves joined the PJ in 1995, integrating himself in the area of ​​combating violent crime and terrorism. He started in the Central Directorate for Comb...
News TVI: 30 searches and detainees in mega-operation to combat cybercrime
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News TVI: 30 searches and detainees in mega-operation to combat cybercrime

The Unit for Combating Cybercrime and Technological Crime of the Judiciary Police (PJ) has on Wednesday morning a mega operation to combat phishing - method of intrusion into victims' bank accounts by computer, through ingenious schemes for obtaining personal data and passwords. Concerned, you know the TVI, about a dozen arrests in more than 30 house searches, especially in greater Lisbon - in an operation that involves more than 100 inspectors from the PJ. The hackers concerned are responsible for crimes such as computer fraud and illegitimate access, on suspicion of having caused hundreds of victims in Portugal - injured in hundreds of thousands of euros, withdrawn from accounts or through spending on credit cards. They were identified ...