According to the TT news agency, referring to the newspaper El Comercio, the Swedish citizen has been detained for 90 days.
"We can confirm that a 36-year-old Swedish citizen has been detained in Ecuador. He is being represented by a lawyer. This person emigrated and lives in Ecuador", Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Sofia Naringbauer stated.
The Ecuadorian Prosecutor's Office has published a photograph of items seized during a search of the Swede. It shows several laptops, tablets, USB cables, mobile phones, adapters, credit cards, etc.
Swedish coder Ola Bini was arrested on 11 April at the airport in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito as he prepared to board a flight to Japan. Сountry's interior minister Maria Paula Romo has previously stated that the arrested man was "very close to Assange".
The arrest came just hours after Assange was evicted from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Bini was carrying at least 30 electronic storage devices.