Brazil: Former Formula One commercial chief arrested for illegal possession of weapon

The head of the world's top motor racing category for four decades was arrested as he was about to board a private plane at Viracopos airport in the city of Campinas after customs agents found a weapon in his luggage during a check with X-ray equipment.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former Formula One commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone was arrested Wednesday night at an airport in the interior of the Brazilian state of São Paulo for illegal possession of a weapon and released after posting bail; police sources said Thursday, May 26.

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