According to a source from the Southern Directorate of the PJ, the 40-year-old man was detained in the city of Loulé, in the district of Faro, following an arrest warrant issued by the Spanish authorities.

According to the PJ, the man, of foreign nationality, "maintained several identities so as not to be detected, having displayed false documents when he was arrested".

The man is suspected of belonging to a criminal association that was dedicated to the crime of drug trafficking, and had been on the run since October 2019