Somali Pirate lured to Capture by Movie Deal

When its too good to be true,it isnt. One Somali Pirate learned this the hard way
Belgium has arrested the suspected leader of a Somali pirate group after luring him to Brussels with promises to make a documentary about his money-making life on the high seas, prosecutors have said.The plan was put into action after two pirates were arrested and sentenced for the hijacking of a Belgian ship in 2009.Prosecutors said they decided to involve Belgian undercover agents after it became clear that an international arrest warrant would not be successful in capturing the men and decided to use an undercover agent to win their trust,Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as "Afweyne" or Big Mouth, was detained when he arrived at Brussels airport on Saturday with another suspect identified as Mohamed M. A. or "Tiiceey", federal prosecutor Johan Delmulle told a news conference on Monday Afweyne was asked via Tiiceey whether he would be prepared to be an adviser on a film about piracy, portraying his life carrying out hijackings off the East African coast and making millions of dollars from ransom payments. it took months to reel Afweyne in and persuade him to come to Brussels
"After patiently starting a relationship of trust with Tiiceey, and through him with Afweyne, which took several months, both were prepared to participate in this (film) project," Delmulle said. Prosecutors decided to try to target the people behind the act, not only those who carried it out and so set up the sting.-ALJZ


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