Preventive custody for 31 of 35 people arrested for ‘immigrant slavery in Alentejo’

Judge Carlos Alexandre decided on Saturday that 31 of the people arrested in raids on Cuba, in the Alentejo, last week will need to remain in preventive custody. Eight of these have been allowed home on electronic tags. The majority are being kept in police cells. The reason, according to reports, is the ‘danger of absconding’ that might happen otherwise, bearing in mind many of those arrested are foreigners (most of them from Romania). Pedro Proença, lawyer for three of the suspects, has intimated that further arrests could follow in the coming days.