In a statement, the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) says that the man, a passenger on a flight originating in Guinea and in transit to France, presented himself at the border control with two young women, aged around 20, “both with fraudulent documentation and a fictitious story to deceive the Portuguese border authorities”.

SEF also points out that, during the course of the criminal procedural steps, various documentation and telecommunications equipment related to the commission of the offense was seized.

According to this security service, the 43-year-old man was detained “on grounds of strong evidence” of the crimes of aiding illegal immigration and falsifying documents.