Somali pirate leader Big Mouth arrested in Belgium sting – BBC News

A man alleged to be one of Somalia’s most influential pirate leaders has been arrested in Belgium.

Mohammed Abdi Hassan, also known as Afweyneh or Big Mouth, was detained at Brussels international airport on Saturday after a sting operation.

Undercover agents had persuaded the Somali and an associate that they wanted to make a documentary about their pirate exploits.

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via BBC News – Somali pirate leader Big Mouth arrested in Belgium sting.

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