Mexican 'drug lord' arrested in Brazil en route to World Cup game
Diaz Barajas is allegedly wanted in the US and Mexico for drug-trafficking
Authorities in Brazil have arrested a suspected Mexican drug lord as he made his way through Rio de Janeiro's airport to watch his national football team play at the World Cup.
Jose Diaz Barajas was arrested at Tom Jobim airport last night, accompanied by his wife and two children en route to Fortaleza, where Mexico was due to play against Brazil in its second World Cup match.
Brazil's Federal Police confirmed he had tickets for the game under his name and said it had informed FIFA about the arrest. Diaz Barajas, 49, is reportedly wanted in the United States and Mexico for drug-trafficking. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) assisted in the arrest.
"He was low-profile and used real documents to enter the country because he thought that nobody was looking for him," police spokesman, Luiz Cravo Dorea, told reporters in Brasilia. "He will remain imprisoned in Rio until his extradition to the US is determined."
Diaz Barajas arrived in Brazil by land from Paraguay on 11 June and his movements had since been tracked by police. Supreme Court Justice Marco Aurelio Mello was responsible for issuing the arrest warrant.
- 1 Secret Cinema interview: Why were Back to the Future screenings cancelled?
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
- 5 Iraq crisis: End 'very near' for Christianity after Isis takeover, says Bishop
Israel-Gaza conflict: John Prescott condemns bombardment of Gaza as a 'war crime'
Thatcher ‘was warned of Tory child sex party claims’
Israel-Gaza conflict: President Obama presses Netanyahu to call ‘immediate and unconditional’ Gaza ceasefire
Lauren Goodger calls for tougher laws on revenge porn after sex tape leaks online
Iraq crisis: End 'very near' for Christianity after Isis takeover, says Bishop
Israel-Gaza conflict: The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia
£110 - £120 per day: Randstad Education Chelmsford: Urgently looking for Quali...
£21000 - £32000 per annum: Randstad Education Chelmsford: KS2 Teacher Would yo...
£100 - £120 per day + key stage 1, key stage 2: Randstad Education Chelmsford:...
£30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A highly reputable software house is looking ...