RIO DE JANEIRO, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's federal police announced Monday that they had caught the last man of a cell suspected of planning terrorist acts and of having sworn allegiance to the Islamic State.
The suspect, Leonid El Kadre de Melo, was arrested on Sunday evening in the bus station of Comodoro in the central state of Mato Grosso.
Police believe El Kadre de Melo was part of a group of 12 people planning to commit terrorist acts during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 5-21.
El Kadre de Melo, who worked as a mechanic, will be taken to a maximum-security prison in the southern state of Mato Grosso do Sul, where the other 11 were taken after being arrested last week.
Ten of them were arrested in a combined police operation across seven states on July 21. A national arrest warrant was issued for the final two, one of whom turned himself over to the police on July 22.
Last week, Justice Minister Alexandre Moraes said they had formed a "disorganized" cell, which had sworn loyalty to the Islamic State, although there was no sign they had been in real contact with the terror group.
The police had been monitoring all the members for a long time but acted to detain them once they went from sharing videos about terrorism to planning terrorist acts and seeking to buy weapons.