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Online Alfie

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #165 on: March 03, 2017, 09:30:01 AM »
Yet OG officers were to be seen on their hands and knees in the hot sun digging away looking for a live and findable child? hardly likely I'd venture,unless of course they were just there for a bit of landscaping.
Perhaps you might consider the possibility that they were looking for evidence that Madeleine had come to harm, but failed to find any, leading one to the correct conclusion that there is no evidence that Madeleine has come to any harm?
« Last Edit: March 03, 2017, 03:04:13 PM by Slartibartfast »
Only asking questions....

Offline barrier

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #166 on: March 03, 2017, 02:31:59 PM »
Perhaps you might consider the possibility that they were looking for evidence that Madeleine had come to harm, but failed to find any, leading one to the correct conclusion that there is no evidence that Madeleine has come to any harm?

It took all of 7 years to reach that stage.Did/ have they made any such statement following that landscaping exercise.
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Online Alfie

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #167 on: March 03, 2017, 04:08:28 PM »
It took all of 7 years to reach that stage.Did/ have they made any such statement following that landscaping exercise.
No, and why should they?
Only asking questions....

Online Brietta

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #168 on: April 18, 2017, 03:02:08 PM »
Former PJ inspector suspected of frustrating operation with DEA
APRIL 18, 2017
1:03 PM
Carlos Rodrigues Lima

Prosecutor charged 29 people in Operation Achilles for crimes of criminal association, corruption and drug trafficking

"La Maquina". It was at the end of 2007 that the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), sent the nickname known to some criminal organizations in South America as an informant to PJ himself . This after a joint operation between the two police officers was frustrated by a "tip" that reached the traffickers, prompting them to cancel the shipment of the drug to Europe. Ten years later, the Public Prosecution Office considers that there is sufficient evidence to charge the informant "la maquina", Carlos Dias Santos, a former PJ inspector, and another suspect: Ricardo Macedo, chief inspector, who will also have collaborated with drug cartels.

The 2007 episode opens the indictment of prosecutors Vítor Magalhães, João Melo and Lígia Salbany of the Central Department of Investigation and Criminal Action against 29 defendants accused of crimes of criminal association, active and passive corruption, drug trafficking, among others.

In the indictment, the MP considers that the conduct of the defendants Carlos Dias dos Santos, the coordinator of the reformed criminal investigation, and Ricardo Macedo, the chief inspector still in office, "violated the loyalty demanded for their quality of PJ inspectors and infringed The rules and requirements of legality, objectivity, impartiality and independence ". Carlos Dias dos Santos and Ricardo Macedo are accused of aggravated drug trafficking, a criminal association with a view to trafficking and passive corruption to commit illicit acts. Another of the 29 defendants is the GNR military officer José Baltazar da Silva, who is responsible for aggravated drug trafficking and a criminal association aimed at drug trafficking.

Although there have been suspicions of links between the two Judiciary men for several years to the world of drug trafficking, only a few years ago a team from the National Anti-Corruption Unit of the Judicial Police investigated them thoroughly, crossing information from various processes and maintaining The suspects under tight, but discreet, vigilance. The impetus for the investigation will be based on new information given by the North Americans in 2013, clearly identifying Dias Santos and Ricardo Macedo as the "moles" of some drug traffickers, especially a Colombian group whose leader is known as "Papi."

One of the cases attributed to Ricardo Macedo is a trip made by this and another judicial inspector to Morocco in 2012, according to his own version, to contact an informant, a Raul Rosa, who had fled from Portugal, while serving a prison sentence and subject to electronic surveillance. It is that, at the same time of this trip, the PJ of Leiria was preparing a covert action to catch a shipment of drug and at the same time to arrest again Raul Rosa. Something that did not happen because, according to the prosecution, such a trip was only a pretext to inform the trafficker of the ongoing investigation.

As a result of the alleged collaboration with some trafficking networks, Dias Santos and Ricardo Macedo have received hundreds of thousands of euros for years. In fact, Dias Santos, being under house arrest under the Operation Achilles, did not restrain himself from buying a high-powered car. According to the Public Prosecutor's Office, the former inspector of the Judiciary simply had no declared income to do so. In fact, Carlos Dias Santos is still suspected of having resorted to the bank accounts of a godmother to conceal the origin of a few thousand euros that will have been handed to him by the traffickers.

Yesterday, contacted by DN, lawyer Carlos Melo Alves, who represents Dias Santos, told DN that it is most likely to request the opening of the instruction, since "according to my client", he said, "the facts described do not correspond to the truth". DN sought to listen to Rodrigo Santiago, Ricardo Macedo's lawyer, but this was not possible.

The UNCC investigation also detected several money inflows into Ricardo Macedo's bank accounts. At the same time, police found that the former chief inspector only suspected that he was under investigation, and that he began making frequent movements with his bank card, something that had not happened until then, indicating that he would have access to cash. After the DCIAP indictment, the case will be heard at the Central Criminal Investigation Court.
http://www.dn.pt/sociedade/interior/ex-inspetor-da-pj-e-suspeito-de-ter-frustrado-operacao-com-a-dea-6226046.html?utm_source=Push&utm_medium=Web
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline misty

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #169 on: April 27, 2017, 01:15:19 AM »

http://portugalresident.com/kidnap-dad-who-kept-daughter-in-attic-gets-former-job-back-with-maritime-police

Posted by PORTUGALPRESS on April 21, 2017

Kidnap dad Paulo Guiomar is out on parole from the three year jail term he received for abducting his seven year old daughter, and back working in Faro’s Maritime Police.

According to Correio da Manhã, the only condition imposed on the father still barred from even seeing his daughter is that he doesn’t carry a service revolver.

Guiomar is working in admin, says CM - having completed two thirds of his sentence.

His daughter, Maria Alice is now 12 and back living with her mother, Carla Evangelista who spent two years desperate to discover the child’s whereabouts (click here).

Evangelista is described as “refusing to make any commentary” on the situation.

It is known that Maria Alice was profoundly affected by her years ‘on the run’ with Guiomar and his mother, Maria Dolores.

The child told the court trying her father for kidnap that she had her hair cut “to look like a boy” and spent time in numerous places, including an attic in Belgium “that had no windows”.

Sentencing Guiomar, one of the judges said the situation “should never have happened” and caused Maria Alice “serious upsets which she has not yet been able to process”


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The poor mother & daughter must be living in fear again.
A convicted kidnapper allowed to work in the Maritime police admin........he'll be useful to someone.

Offline stephen25000

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #170 on: April 27, 2017, 02:03:53 AM »
So news in the Algarve.......
The McCanns were solely responsible for their childcare arrangements and there is no one else to blame.

S and S, two more amateurs making money from a disappeared child, and clearly without a clue.

Offline misty

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #171 on: April 27, 2017, 02:08:32 AM »
So news in the Algarve.......

This case was discussed on here a while back.

Online Alfie

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #172 on: April 27, 2017, 03:18:38 PM »
Is it a good idea to give this criminal policeman (who kidnapped his own child whilst her mother had no idea of her whereabouts for TWO YEARS) his job back?  Does this pass as a good example of Portuguese justice in your book then?
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 08:00:56 PM by John »
Only asking questions....

Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #173 on: April 27, 2017, 03:39:43 PM »
Is it a good idea to give this criminal policeman (who kidnapped his own child whilst her mother had no idea of her whereabouts for TWO YEARS) his job back?  Does this pass as a good example of Portuguese justice in your book then?

On a scale of 0 to 10 re relevance to Madeleine's disappearance, I would rate it as a zero.  If I wrote about corruption in the LP or the Met, it would have exactly the same relevance - none.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 08:01:33 PM by John »
I'm moving to Portelas!

Online Alfie

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #174 on: April 27, 2017, 04:49:41 PM »

On a scale of 0 to 10 re relevance to Madeleine's disappearance, I would rate it as a zero.  If I wrote about corruption in the LP or the Met, it would have exactly the same relevance - none.
I beg your pardon.  This thread is entitled "News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve" - there have been other news stories posted on here that have "zero relevance" to Madeleine's disappearance yet I don't see you complaining about those. 
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 08:02:56 PM by John »
Only asking questions....

Offline ShiningInLuz

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #175 on: April 27, 2017, 05:27:46 PM »
I beg your pardon.  This thread is entitled "News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve" - there have been other news stories posted on here that have "zero relevance" to Madeleine's disappearance yet I don't see you complaining about those. 
I think you are being disingenuous, Alfie.

I consider that at the time the human bones story was reported it just might have had some relevance to Madeleine, albeit it turned out it had none.

If the moderators decide to give you licence to produce unrelated, salacious information about Portugal, who am I to complain?  It is not reflecting on me, is it?

You asked for an opinion.  I gave you my opinion.  That you do not like my opinion is not my problem.

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« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 08:03:21 PM by John »
I'm moving to Portelas!

Online davel

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #176 on: April 27, 2017, 05:32:57 PM »

On a scale of 0 to 10 re relevance to Madeleine's disappearance, I would rate it as a zero.  If I wrote about corruption in the LP or the Met, it would have exactly the same relevance - none.

it has relavence in as much as some of the PJ involved in maddies case have criminal records
« Last Edit: April 27, 2017, 08:03:43 PM by John »
as experienced investigators...based on the evidence...we believe Madeleine McCann was removed from the apartment by a stranger....DCI Redwood...Scotland Yard

Neither the McCanns nor their friend are persons of interest or suspects

If civil questions are being asked can we have the courtesy to provide civil answers.

Online John

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #177 on: April 27, 2017, 08:10:21 PM »
Is it a good idea to give this criminal policeman (who kidnapped his own child whilst her mother had no idea of her whereabouts for TWO YEARS) his job back?  Does this pass as a good example of Portuguese justice in your book then?

I so agree Alfie, this sort of thing does no favours whatsoever for a police force which has already received so much criticism.  Returning this cop to duty after kidnapping his own child sends out a very poor message.
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Offline Robittybob1

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #178 on: April 28, 2017, 12:57:18 PM »
http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/comment-the-mccanns-have-been-punished-for-their-biggest-mistake-theres-nothing-to-be-gained-by-reminding-them-of-it/ar-BBAsBQg?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=UP97DHP

"We have two choices. We can grab the popcorn and watch the decade-long disaster movie play out, hoping for the most exciting possible ending.

Or we can write off the keyboard warriors as cranks and ghouls, and keep our fingers crossed for a miracle for Madeleine."
What are you doing to find Madeleine?

Online Alfie

Re: News and current affairs from the Portuguese Algarve.
« Reply #179 on: April 28, 2017, 06:11:48 PM »
http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/world/comment-the-mccanns-have-been-punished-for-their-biggest-mistake-theres-nothing-to-be-gained-by-reminding-them-of-it/ar-BBAsBQg?li=BBqdg4K&ocid=UP97DHP

"We have two choices. We can grab the popcorn and watch the decade-long disaster movie play out, hoping for the most exciting possible ending.

Or we can write off the keyboard warriors as cranks and ghouls, and keep our fingers crossed for a miracle for Madeleine."
8((()*/  Agree with every word.
Only asking questions....