On 19th January the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) detained at the Lisbon Airport a foreign citizen in fulfillment of an arrest warrant for extradition issued by the Spanish authorities.

The 32-year-old man, intercepted by SEF upon arrival in Portugal from London, is suspected of assault on armoured vans in the Barcelona area.

The detainee was present at the Court of Appeal and, by judicial determination, taken to the Prison at the Judicial Police where he awaits the further terms of the extradition process for Spain.

At the end of last week, the SEF also detained, at the Lisbon Airport, another foreign citizen, 62, in compliance with an arrest warrant for serving a prison sentence. Interviewed by SEF as he prepared to embark for Praia / Cape Verde, he was wanted to serve a four-year and three-month prison sentence for attempted manslaughter and possession of a prohibited weapon. He was taken to the Lisbon Prison to fulfil his prison sentence.