Portugal immigration chief arrested in 'golden visas' corruption investigation

November 13, 2014 5:02 PM

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LISBON (Reuters) - Police arrested the head of Portugal's immigration and border service as part of an investigation into corruption linked to the issuing of so-called "golden visas" to wealthy foreign investors.

The Prosecutor General's office said several arrests were made and searches carried out in different locations across Portugal as part of the investigation into the visas and other matters on suspicion of corruption, influence peddling and money-laundering.

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