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PF investigates group from MG that profited R$9 million from illegal immigration to the USA

The Federal Police are investigating a group responsible for sending 63 people, including children and teenagers, illegally to the United States.

According to the PF, it is estimated that the association has generated more than R$9 million in the illegal immigration scheme.

Investigations indicate that the criminal group has assets that are incompatible with the activities formally carried out. There is evidence of the use of third parties and also shell companies to hide and disguise amounts arising from sending Brazilians to the USA.

This Thursday (23), this group was the target of a Federal Police operation in Minas Gerais. Operation Henchman carried out five search and seizure warrants at the homes and business addresses of those involved, in the Minas Gerais municipalities of Governador Valadares and Coroaci.

During the operation, cars, documents, cell phones and valuables in national and foreign currency were seized.

There was also a court order to confiscate assets up to a limit of R$3.6 million.

According to the PF, those investigated will be responsible for the crimes of promoting illegal migration, irregular sending of children and adolescents abroad and criminal association, whose maximum combined sentences exceed 16 years in prison.

Source: CNN Brasil

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