Man suspected in Mexican drug trafficking arrested in Brazil
Brazilian police say they have arrested a suspected Mexican drug trafficker in Brazil for the World Cup.
The Federal Police agency says in an emailed statement that the 49-year-old suspect was arrested Monday night at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport as he waited to board a plane to the city to Fortaleza where Mexico meets Brazil on Tuesday.
Police did not reveal his name.
The Tuesday statement says Mexican authorities want him for trafficking methamphetamines in the western state capital of Guadalajara. It says he is also sought in the United States, which has requested his extradition.
Brazilian authorities say the man was on an Interpol wanted list and was detected when he entered Brazil from Argentina on June 11.
The Mexican and American embassies had no immediate comment.