Brazil arrests 5 more in murder of Amazon expert, journalist | News | DW

Brazil’s federal police on Saturday arrested five additional suspects in the murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira.

The pair were killed in the Vale do Javari region of the Amazon rainforest in June.

What did police say?

Police said in a statement that seven arrest warrants were issued for illegal fishing in Vale do Javari.

The region has been invaded by illegal fishermen, loggers and gold miners. Police say it is also a key drug trafficking route.

Two of the seven suspects were already in custody, Ruben Dario da Silva Villar “Colombia” and Amarildo Costa de Oliveira “Pelado”. Three of the newly arrested men were relatives of Costa and were involved in concealing the bodies of Philips and Pereira, police said.

According to police, da Silva was…

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