Illegal dentists

Seven foreign dentists working in the region have been detained following an investigation by SEF, the border and immigration control authority.

SEF investigated three dental clinics in Olhão, Loulé and Tavira and also the homes of the dentists, who were charged with crimes of aiding illegal immigration, raising illegal manpower, extortion, forgery of identification documents and adulteration of food or medicine supplies.

Two are forbidden from leaving the country until a court decides the verdict. The dentists have paid bails of €30,000 and €17,500.