French movie producer arrested in Brazil on drug trafficking charges. Faces extradition

  • Updated: July 10, 2013 - 10:00 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police say they have arrested a French movie producer wanted in his home country on international drug trafficking charges.

The Federal Police office in Rio de Janeiro says in a brief statement that Marc Alain Francois Gouyou Beauchamps was arrested Tuesday on a French extradition request. The statement says Beauchamps had been sought since 2011. It provided no further details.

Beauchamps was a co-producer of Brazil's hit 2002 movie "City of God" and helped make several other films set in Brazil

He was taken to the Ary Franco penitentiary to await the outcome of the extradition request.

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