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Joint operation of Belgium and Portugal supported by Eurojust, Europol and ELA, brought social security fraud to an end

The European Labour Authority (ELA) supported a joint action coordinated by Eurojust and Europol and led by Belgian and Portuguese authorities. The aim of the operation was to end the illicit activities related to social security fraud. Experts from ELA and Europol were deployed to Portugal. Five suspects were detained by law enforcement authorities. So far 5 properties in Portugal have been seized and 32 bank accounts frozen.