Portuguese merchant arrested in Chile on suspicion of links to Beirut port in 2020 – World

Chilean police stopped a Portuguese merchant wanted by Interpol at Santiago Airport on Wednesday, suspected of bringing “explosives to Lebanon,” which led to a tragic explosion in the port of Beirut in 2020.

Jorge Moreiranatural from Ferreira Palace, had risen in Madrid on his way to Santiago de Chile, he was abducted by Chilean investigative police “after a yellow warning from Interpol,” explained Arturo Merino, chief of international police at Benítez Airport, quoted by the EFE office.

Because this Portuguese “nitrate trader” had brought “explosives to Lebanon,” he is suspected in an investigation into an explosion in Beirut in August 2020 that killed more than 200 people and injured 6,500, an event that destroyed entire neighborhoods. In the Lebanese capital.

PJ had already been arrested by the Portuguese, but he was eventually released. The request was never confirmed by the Lebanese authorities and Relação do Porto closed the case.

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