A foreign citizen was arrested on Tuesday 9th May and another was notified to leave the country due to irregular stay in Portugal in an operation by the Aliens and Borders Service.

According to the SEF, in Operation Fronteira Branca, which is part of the reinforcement of inspection activities during the visit of Pope Francisco to Portugal and which took place on the A22 in the Algarve, a warrant was also issued for the capture of a National citizen to provide Term of Identity and Residence.

In the same operation, which took place near Faro and had the collaboration of the GNR, 295 national and foreign citizens were identified.

80 vehicles were also monitored in this action, which aimed to detect, combat and prevent illegal immigration and use of fraudulent documentation.

Francisco is the fourth pope to visit Fatima on May 12 and 13 to canonize the little shepherds Francisco and Jacinta in the centenary of the “apparitions” in 1917.

The Pope has scheduled meetings with the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, on arrival, and with the Prime Minister, António Costa, on the 13th.