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"Sintra Transformers" stores a criminal gang to steal custom-made vehicles



The search also led to the seizure of 17 light vehicles

Territorial command from Lisbon, through the territorial disconnection of Sintra from GNR, developed on Monday, November 12, a police operation, which was directed to a criminal group that dealt with the theft of vehicles on order.

The operation was the culmination of the joint investigation with the fourth part of the General Investigation and Criminal Investigation Department (DIAP) of the West County Court of Sintra, which took place seven months ago and aimed at the practice of criminal criminal association "Qualified theft, prescription, addiction to vehicles and falsification of documents , in which the group started to dismantle the vehicles, selling these parts to equip the modified cars used in illegal races in the Lisbon area, "said SINTRA NOTÍCIAS.

The activities of the suspects covered the area of ​​"Greater Lisbon", and the operation took place in Lisbon, Sintra, Amador, Odivelas and Alverca, 40 searches were carried out, 14 of which were carried out at home, 5 people were not resident (workshops and scrapping), and 21 vehicles.

The proceedings ended with the arrest of 14 men, aged between 19 and 45, in which 13 were arrested for qualified theft (one of the flagrantia) and the other for having a drug.

The search also led to the seizure of 17 light vehicles; four motorcycles; 78 car parts (of which eight central units and two diagnostic devices stand out); 20 car documents; 13 wheels with tires; 30 doses of hashish; firearm; five white pistols; 46 cell phones; five laptops and three tablets and 980 euro in cash.

There were also 17 environmental disputes amounting to over 51 thousand euros, namely six for possessing potentially dangerous dogs; two due to the lack of registration of dogs; two due to the lack of a license to use the building or its infrastructure; two for failing to register SIRAP (waste); two to perform the withdrawal of the vehicle from the vehicle without a license; one for failure to comply with the final destination of the waste; one for not vaccinating rabies dog and one for oil discharge in soil.

14 detainees, mainly from criminal records related to the same type of crime, will be present today, on November 13, in the District Court in Lisbon West – Sintra.

This operation involved 236 operations and was supported by the public security police.


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