October 16, 2013 4:50 AM

A pirate's life: Fake film project nabs Somalia's Big Mouth

The Belgian police plot to capture alleged Somali pirate sponsor Mohamed Abdi Hassan is being described as elaborate, tricky, ingenious. But as Hassan takes pride in the nickname “Afweyne,” or “Big Mouth,” it probably shouldn’t have been a surprise that the allure of bright lights and fame led to his arrest. Belgian police put together a fake film project about Somali pirates. Hassan flew to Brussels willingly, thinking he was signing a contract to advise filmmakers on a documentary.

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