Brazil arrests man linked to Hezbollah on crimes in Paraguay

  • FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2003 file photo, Lebanese citizen Assad Ahmad Barakat, who was then facing tax evasion charges, is escorted by police to a courthouse in Asuncion, Paraguay. On Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, federal police in Brazil arrested Barakat, a fugitive accused of belonging to Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia and of being a key financier of terrorism. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police arrested a fugitive Friday who is alleged by U.S. authorities to be Hezbollah’s financier and who has repeatedly been accused of illegal activity in a lawless border area where three South American nations meet.

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