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GNR raids Illegal tobacco factory in Loulé

Published on 26/06/2019

It is estimated that fraud and tax evasion, generated by the production and sale of the cigarettes would net €9.6 million.

This operation was in collaboration with Europol and is a first for Portugal, unprecedented in fact.

Two defendants, Greeks aged 37 and 60, were suspected of being part of this criminal group. One of the detainees already was a wanted man.

It is unlikely that any of the defendants will be given bail.