Anglo Portuguese police cooperation has resulted in the arrest of a man in Almancil said to be involved in a multi-million money laundering case.
The Judicial Police identified and arrested the man, thought to be a Briton, while liaising with their British counterparts.
Local police used a European Arrest Warrant to arrest the alleged fraudster. The Judicial Police later issued a statement that the man was wanted by the UK authorities to face serious tax fraud and money laundering charges.
The crimes of which he is accused involve an estimated €20 million.
The 58-year-old detainee will now be sent to the Évora Court of Appeal from which he will be extradited to the UK, unless he comes up with a compelling reason why he should remain free.