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Pope’s visit – tight border controls bag Chinese money-launderers

GNR officers at a border post, this afternoon arrested two Chinese men found to be in possession of €480,000 in banknotes.

Operation ‘Fronteira Branca’ has seen unprecedented inspection levels at Portugal’s land, air and sea entry points before and during the Pope’s visit to Fátima.

The two Chinese men were arrested for money laundering at the border at Caia, Elvas, in the Portalegre district.


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