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Brazilian Police Arrest Former Priest with Alleged Rebel Ties

Brazilian police say they have arrested a former priest with alleged ties to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Officials say they are holding Francisco Cadena in Sao Paulo until he can be extradited to Colombia. They say he is wanted there for homicide and for his connections to the FARC.

Colombian officials say Mr. Cadena was FARC's representative in Brazil and elsewhere in South America.

The rebel group is known for funding its activities through drug trafficking and other illegal activities.

The FARC, along with a smaller rebel group and rightist paramilitaries, is fighting a long-running war with the government in Colombia. The conflict leaves thousands of people dead each year.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.