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Suspect Found As The Search For Missing British Journalist Intensifies In Brazil



Brazilian authorities said they have detained a suspect in the case of a missing British journalist and indigenous affairs expert and the suspect remains under investigation in police custody, but they are yet to establish whether the man was linked to their disappearance.

Dom Phillips and Bruno Araujo Ferreira were last seen in the Jabari valley, the far western part of the Amazonas state on Sunday.

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Amazonas state security Secretary-General, Carlos Alberto Mansur said the man was arrested after being found in possession of “a lot of drugs” and ammunition used for illegal hunting.


Mansur noted that five other people have also been questioned by police in connection with the disappearance of Phillips and Ferreira, who had traveled to the region to conduct research for a book project on conservation efforts in the region.

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