The District Command of the Public Security Police (PSP) of Faro detained, on Monday, a 48-year-old man suspected of committing crimes of drug trafficking, driving without a legal license and for having a false identity.

According to Notícias ao Minuto, the arrest took place in Lagos, during a road inspection action.

The individual in question was identified by the fact that he was suspected of not being legally qualified to practice driving and of being illegally in national territory.

When approached by the police, the driver fled - which gave rise to a pursuit that was reinforced by elements of the Lagos Criminal Investigation Brigade.

After the suspect's interception in the city centre, 1,000 doses of heroin, 135 doses of cocaine, 250 euros, a vehicle and two cell phones were seized.

The detainee already had a criminal record and was prohibited from entering the Schengen area - where, allegedly, he managed to enter with false documentation.