May 27, 2009
The suspect is allegedly a chief of international communications for al Qaeda, according to the report in Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil's largest daily newspaper.
The report did not give the suspect's name or say when he was taken into custody, nor did it provide a source for the information.
The arrest was surrounded by secrecy with the federal police disguising it as part of an investigation into neo-Nazi groups in the country, Folha said. The report also said U.S. authorities were notified of the arrest.
A federal police spokesman in Sao Paulo declined to comment, as did a spokeswoman at the Justice Ministry in Brasilia, the capital.
Good to see Glenn Greenwald can blog AND fight terror at the same time.
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