Court of Santarém condemns two Nepalese and one Portuguese for trafficking in persons

Two Nepalese citizens and one Portuguese man were today sentenced by the Santarém court to 13 and 14 years in prison for competing 23 trafficking crimes.

The president of the group of judges, Cristina Almeida, considered the actions of the three defendants “very serious.”

The magistrate described as “an attack on human dignity” the way the 23 workers were found during an operation of the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) held in July 2016 at an agricultural estate in Paço dos Negros (Almeirim).

The three were sentenced to four years ‘imprisonment for each of the 23 crimes, and the legal clamp resulted in the conviction of Nabin Giri, owner of the company Estimamundo, and Pedro Vital, owner of the Morangos Estate, to 14 years’ imprisonment and Upendra Paudel (employee of the first) to 13 years in prison, and the court also ordered the dissolution of the two companies.



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