In a note sent to Lusa News Agency, SEF explains that the detainee was a wanted person "having a European arrest warrant on him for extradition to Spain, where he resides".

The man was wanted by the Spanish authorities for the crimes of trafficking in human beings for sexual exploitation, pimping, aiding illegal immigration and forgery of documents.

According to the statement, he was detained by SEF at General Humberto Delgado airport, in Lisbon, “when he was trying to enter Portugal from Casablanca, Morocco”.

Also according to the statement, the man will be present on August 16 at the Court of Appeal in Lisbon, where the measures leading to his extradition to Spain will be decided.