EUROPOL SUPPORTS PORTUGAL IN HUGE OPERATION TARGETING ILLICIT LOTTERIES AND SPORTS BETTING

A Europol news release on 9th November about Operation Shadow Game 6th to 8th November.  After an investigation of 15 months, law enforcement forces carried out 267 house searches in Portugal and 8 house searches in Luxembourg.  30 individuals were arrested in Portugal, and 1 in Luxembourg under an European Arrest Warrant.  €576,000 have been seized in cash alongside some 3,000 computer devices used for illegal gambling, 22 firearms, 86 vehicles, including several luxury vehicles.  Seizure of several bank accounts resulting in the recovery of more than €6 million in criminal assets.  14 commercial companies and 93 people from Portugal, Luxembourg, as well as Brazil and Switzerland were indicted.  The investigation revealed a structured and hierarchical transnational criminal organisation operating in Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland.

https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/europol-supports-portugal-in-huge-operation-targeting-illicit-lotteries-and-sports-betting

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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