São Vicente: Pre-trial detention for four of five arrested for alleged economic and financial crimes

Mindelo, Aug 31 (Inforpress) – The Criminal Court of São Vicente has ordered pre-trial detention, as a measure of coercion, for four of the five individuals arrested on Wednesday, 29, off flagrante delicto, for alleged economic and financial crimes.

The fifth individual was decreed identity and residence term.

The five individuals, of foreign and Cabo Verdean nationality, aged between 36 and 50 years, according to the Judiciary Police (PJ), are suspected of a series of crimes sucha as fraud, death threats, counterfeiting and passing of currency.

The arrests occurred following several home searches conducted in the vicinity of the City of Mindelo, and several objects and documents related to the crimes were also seized.

The suspects, said the scientific police, who appeared under different names and disguises, are part of a “criminal association” that engages in practices of crimes of fraud, death threats and kidnapping, counterfeiting of currency and others, which had been acting in several parts of the country, with emphasis in São Vicente Island.