La Paz, Bolivia: British ex-soldier arrested for illegal possession of weapons and cocaine

Posted on October 26, 2012 • Filed under: Latin America, Tourist Arrested

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A man who identified himself as a former British special forces soldier has been arrested in an Amazon jungle tourist town for illegal possession of a submachine gun, a pistol and an unspecified quantity of cocaine, authorities said Wednesday. Mark David Hassell was arrested Monday night in his room at a boarding house in Rurrenabaque after neighbors complained that he had threatened them, said Navy Capt. Cimar Vides, the regional military chief.
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