This Tuesday (29), the Federal Police are carrying out an operation against the crime of money laundering arising from the theft of US$ 5 million, which took place at Viracopos International Airport, in Campinas (SP), in March 2018.
Five search and seizure warrants were carried out in the states of São Paulo and Alagoas by order of the 1st Federal Court of Campinas. The operation, called “Occulta Pecunia”, was supported by the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) and also by the Military Police Special Actions Battalion (Baep).
With the PF investigations into the theft in Viracopos, a structured and ordered group was discovered that practiced money laundering to hide the value stolen from the airport. The accused hid the value by selling real estate, buying cars and creating companies to circulate money, among other methods.
The two main parties involved in the crime and the wife of one of them, who was found with the sum of US$ 20,000 from the theft, had already been identified and two of them were arrested in the Tango Victor operation.
Those involved will answer for the crimes of money laundering and criminal association, with a penalty of up to 14 years in prison. The name of the operation, in Latin, means hidden money.
Source: CNN Brasil
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