Portugal Interior Minister resigns over `golden visas` probe

 Portugal`s Interior Minister Miguel Macedo resigned Sunday, three days after top officials were detained in a corruption scandal over "golden visas" for wealthy foreign investors. 

AFP| Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014, 01:56 AM IST

Lisbon: Portugal`s Interior Minister Miguel Macedo resigned Sunday, three days after top officials were detained in a corruption scandal over "golden visas" for wealthy foreign investors. 

Several senior government officials, including the head of the border service, were arrested after police raids on the interior ministry and offices linked to the justice ministry.

Macedo, who claimed he "had no personal responsibility" for the affair, said he had quit to "defend the government and the authority of the state and the credibility of its institutions."