Among the 24 names, which appear on the exit ban sent to all provincial bodies of the Migration and Borders Service (SME), there is also a lieutenant general of the Armed Forces, Luís Simão Ernesto, all of whom are defendants in the scope of the process. crime 39/2021, known as "Operation Crab".
The PGR announced on May 24 that a case was opened involving officers of the Angolan Armed Forces assigned to the House of Security of the President of the Republic, on suspicion of committing the crimes of embezzlement, retention of currency, criminal association and others.
The note from the PGR stated that in the scope of the referred process, monetary values were seized "in cash, kept in boxes and suitcases, in the order of millions, in US dollars, in euros and in kwanzas, as well as homes and vehicles".
The head of finance of the musical band of the Presidency of the Republic, Major Pedro Lussati, was allegedly arrested in possession of two suitcases with ten million dollars and four million euros, allegedly trying to leave the country.
Following the investigation, the President of the Republic dismissed seven officers from his House of Security and dismissed the top official and Minister of State, Pedro Sebastião.