3 arrested in Buenos Aires airport for alleged terror plot

Argentinian federal police arrested three men at the Jorge Newbery Airport in downtown Buenos Aires yesterday for possible links to terrorist activities, reports Clarin, an Argentine newspaper.

According to Clarin, security personnel detained the three after receiving intelligence about Syrian and Lebanese nationals entering Argentina, and the shipment of a parcel from Yemen, whose contents are unclear. Clarin reports that the parcel, weighing some 35 kilograms, was sent to the home where the three suspects intended to stay.

The newspaper adds that Argentine security forces were alarmed by the information, due to the fact that the Pan American Maccabi games are currently being held in Buenos Aires. The games, which began in 1950 and are held every 4 years, are hosting some 4,200 Jewish athletes from 22 countries.

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