RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Portugal's Foreigners and Border Service (SEF) arrested three Brazilian evangelical pastors - two men and one woman - in the city of Amadora, Greater Lisbon, on Thursday, January 9th, accused of trafficking in persons and aiding illegal immigration.

The SEF also served five search and seizure warrants.

According to the body, some 30 Brazilian citizens, including children, who lived in "very precarious conditions" were rescued. The majority were illegal in Portugal and had migrated to the country attracted by the Brazilian religious organization.

The Portuguese body did not disclose the name of the church or the identity . . .

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