Fugitive pirate who k illed Sir Peter Blake found in Brazil

Fugitive pirate who killed ‘world’s greatest sailor’ Sir Peter Blake on the Amazon River is captured after 15 years on the run,
One of the fugitive killers of record-breaking yachtsman Sir Peter Blake has been captured by police after more than 15 years on the run.

Jose Irandir Cardoso was arrested after military police who intercepted him at a routine stop on the Brazilian island of Marajo found he was carrying his brother’s ID and discovered his true identity after checking his fingerprints at a local station.

Cardoso, one of the Amazon pirates jailed over the 5 December 2001 killing of Kiwi hero Blake, vanished after being sentenced to 32 years in prison.