The Public Ministry of Minas Gerais, with support from the Civil Police, searches addresses linked to 123miles, travel company that sold packages and did not deliver, in Belo Horizonte, this Thursday morning (01).
The operation, named “Map of Miles”, investigates crimes of embezzlement and money laundering by a group that mediates the sale of airline tickets. 17 search and seizure warrants are being executed at the addresses of individuals and legal entities in the capital of Minas Gerais.
The search and seizure warrants were requested to investigate the practice of embezzlement crimes, through a criminal association, which caused losses to thousands of people across the country in 2023. The investigation also seeks to verify the possible practice of money laundering money, through financial and corporate strategies aimed at concealing and concealing values and assets.
The investigation is conducted by the 14th Consumer Protection Prosecutor’s Office of the Capital, with the support of the Special Action Group to Combat Organized Crime (Gaeco Central) and the Operational Support Center for the Defense of the Economic and Tax Order (Caoet). Eight prosecutors, five Civil Police delegates, 53 investigators, one military police officer and five public prosecutors participated in the operation.
In addition to the criminal action, the Public Ministry of Minas Gerais filed public civil actions for the collective protection of injured consumers, with requests for judicial freezing of assets and values of the companies and partners that make up the economic group being granted.
In October 2023, the Minas Gerais Court increased the value of freezing the assets of 123milhas partners from R$50 million to R$900 million. Two months earlier, in August, the travel agency surprised thousands of customers after announcing the cancellation of the promotional travel package. On the 29th of the same month, the company filed for judicial recovery.
Procon explains how 123milhas customers should proceed: