Second suspect arrested in case of missing British reporter in Brazil's Amazon - police

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Protest against Brazilian President Bolsonaro's government, Brazil's National Indian Foundation (FUNAI)'s President Marcelo Augusto Xavier da Silva and for the search for Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, in Brasilia

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian police said on Tuesday they have arrested a second suspect in the investigation of the disappearance of British journalist Don Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon rainforest in western Brazil.

The statement by the federal police said Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, also known as "Dos Santos,", aged 41, was under temporary arrest on the suspicion he was involved in the case with Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, known as "Pelado"

who was arrested last week in the riverside village where the missing men were last seen on June 5.

(Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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