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    Brazil’s federal police announced Monday it had detained the last suspect in connection with a foiled attack on next month’s Rio Olympics.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The last suspect was detained with the help of military police in Comodoro in the western-central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. He was identified as Leonid El Kadre de Melo, a mechanic, according to O Globo journal.

    "Operation Hashtag was concluded overnight," the federal police tweeted, adding the last arrest warrant was served and the suspect would be sent to an undisclosed federal prison after a hearing.

    This was the twelfth and the last arrest, which wrapped up last week's security operation, dubbed Operation Hashtag. It targeted a group of Islamist sympathizers who had allegedly been discussing an attack on the Rio Olympic Games via mobile messengers.

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