A 25-year-old man and two teenagers, aged 15 and 17, were arrested in the district of Piaçu, in Muniz Freire, in the south of Espírito Santo, on suspicion of acquiring counterfeit money over the internet. The ballots would be used for the trio to have a birthday party. In total, an envelope containing 20 R$50 bills was seized.
According to the Civil Police, the investigations started a week ago and revealed that there was an order by the Post Office that had the address in the municipality of Muniz Freire.
The police suspected that inside the package there were counterfeit and/or counterfeit national currency notes. In view of this, the head of the Muniz Freire Police Station, delegate Bruno Alves, explained that, after surveys by police intelligence, carried out with the Post Office’s Corporate Security Area, a surveillance operation was carried out.
PICKED UP BY THE POST OFFICE
With the operation, the police approached a 17-year-old suspect, who was in possession of an envelope he had just taken from the city’s Post Office. “After clarifying the reasons for the approach, the teenager said he had withdrawn the package at the request of a couple who would be in a nearby district awaiting his return,” said the delegate.
According to the corporation, inside the envelope were twenty R$50 bills with visible signs of forgery. “The investigators then moved to the district of Piaçu, where they located the couple, and the girl is also a minor,” he said.
When questioned by the police, the 15-year-old said that she provided her personal data to the 25-year-old man and would appear as the recipient of the order. The two said they would use the counterfeit money to buy items for a birthday party.
TAKEN TO THE DELEGACY
According to PC, the three involved were taken to the duty of the Regional Police Station of Venda Nova do Imigrante, where they were booked in the act. Adolescents will answer for the practice of an infraction similar to the crime of acquiring counterfeit currency.
The author of legal age will answer for the crimes of counterfeit currency, with a penalty of imprisonment from 3 to 12 years, and corruption of minors, with a penalty of 1 to 4 years in prison.
The adolescents were heard in the presence of a legal guardian and then released, as required by law. The author of legal age was referred to the Viana Triage Center (CTV).
The action was carried out by the Civil Police of Espírito Santo (PCES), through the Muniz Freire Police Station (DP) and together with the Federal Police.
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