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The Criminal Scientific Investigation Police (PSIK) Unit registered 221 criminal cases in 2016.

Criminal Scientific Investigation Police (PSIK) Unit registered 221 criminal cases in 2016.

The head of the department of Legal, Consultation, and Public Relations, Adino Nunes Cabral said of the 221 cases, 139 were referred by the Public Ministry and the other 22 were cases caught by the PSIK.

He said 84 cases have already been finalized while 30 case were still pending investigation.

"Regarding the pending cases, we are still trying to find who the suspects are,” he said.

He added most of the cases were for minor offenses, but also included 25 murder cases, 18 arson cases, and 15 cases of document falsification.

He said the 22 cases from PSIK were handed to the Ministry of Public to process.

Compared to criminal cases in 2015, there were only 58 criminal cases registered by PSIK and that of those 30 were referred by the Ministry of Public.

He added also cases referred by the Ministry of Public included also crimes committed in 2006 and 2011.

National MP Paulo Moniz said he is proud with the services of PSIK because even though the unit was just established in 2015, they were also able to look at crime committed further back in time.

"We should be proud of their service because they have solved some of the cases," he said.

However, he also urged PSIK to keep making efforts to find the suspects who are still at large.

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