A backpack with almost 5,000 euros in cash, lost on the Lisbon subway, was subsequently found in the   subway and returned by police to its rightful owner.

The backpack was found by a 35-year-old citizen who contacted the Public Transport Security Division of the PSP of Lisbon, on Thursday 16th March according to the PSP Metropolitan Command of Lisbon.

When inspecting the inside of the backpack, the police found, in addition to a mobile phone, 4600 euros in notes.

Following enquiries, they eventually identified and located the owner of the backpack and the money, a foreign citizen, who was a tourist passing through Lisbon, who “was surprised and grateful for the effectiveness of the Portuguese police.”