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Caught in a sting: Big Mouth and other fugitives duped by the police

PUBLISHED October 15, 2013

In a case that proves flattery always gets results, Belgian police this week arrested a notorious Somali pirate after convincing him they wanted to make a documentary film about his exploits. Mohamed Abdi Hassan, also known as "Big Mouth", was taken into custody following an impressive undercover operation that involved approaching his accomplices over a period of months, before finally persuading him to fly to Brussels for filming.

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