Brazil: Convicted Murderer from New Zealand detained using false passport

Posted on November 13, 2014 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Police/Military Activity reported Brazil police informed on Wednesday of the arrest of a convicted murderer who fled from authorities in his native country, New Zealand, and who was wanted by Interpol. Philip John Smith, 40, was arrested the night before in Rio de Janeiro and now face an extradition. Smith, sentenced to life imprisonment in 1996 for killing the father of a child that was abused, was in a lodge in Rio de Janeiro, where he arrived from Chile, using a false passport, local media reported. Read Article

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