Hollywood-style Sting Nabs Alleged Pirate Kingpin

Post to Facebook Hollywood-style sting nabs alleged pirate kingpin on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1aFTtOt Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 2 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Hollywood-style sting nabs alleged pirate kingpin AP 4:44 p.m. EDT October 14, 2013 In this undated handout photo provided by the Belgian government, the Belgian ship Pompei, owned by De Nul, is shown in unidentified waters. (Photo: Belgian Government) Mohamed Abdi Hassan was charged with hijacking a Belgian ship He was baited with a promise of a movie about piracy Prosecutor: Hassan is one of the most ‘important and infamous’ pirates SHARE 53 CONNECT 28 TWEET 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE BRUSSELS (AP) The alleged pirate kingpin thought he was going work in the movies. Instead he landed in jail. In a sting operation worthy of Hollywood, Mohamed Abdi Hassan was lured from Somalia to Belgium with promises of work on a documentary about high-seas crime that would “mirror his life as a pirate,” federal prosecutor Johan Delmulle said Monday. But rather than being behind the camera as an expert adviser, Abdi Hassan ended up behind bars, nabbed as he landed Saturday at Brussels airport. “(He’s) one of the most important and infamous kingpin pirate leaders, responsible for the hijacking of dozens of commercial vessels from 2008 to 2013,” Delmulle said. Abdi Hassan whose nickname, Afweyne, means “Big Mouth” was charged with hijacking the Belgian dredger Pompei and kidnapping its nine-member crew in 2009, Delmulle said.

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“I never met someone with a brighter aura than Jandei,” said co-worker Kaylee Martinez, 20. “Sweet, witty, always making people laugh. He deserves to be known for who he was, not just a naked man running around Hollywood.” For Auta Cherry, the killing of her son “was foolish and senseless and did not have to happen. This story has so many twists. But my son is dead, and someone has to be held accountable.” Auta Cherry said an account of how her son came to be without his clothes, wallet or a cellphone was provided by a friend of her son’s who worked with him at the Quarterdeck, on the Dania Beach Pier. In a phone call last week, Cherry said that friend told her that he and Jandei ended up at the beach after getting off work late Saturday. They argued and Jandei punched him in the face, the friend told her. The friend then took off with Jandei’s clothes and skateboard, he told her. Contacted by phone Monday, that friend declined comment. Cherry’s belongings were picked up at the restaurant and brought to the family home by another friend last week. His pants, Quarterdeck work shirt, underwear, socks and shoes were in a plastic bag. His skateboard was intact. In his wallet were his ID and more than $70.

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