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VP of Facebook in Latin America arrested, refuses to aid in organized crime probe

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24:  The Facebook logo is displayed at the Facebook Innovation Hub on February 24, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Facebook Innovation Hub is a temporary exhibition space where the company is showcasing some of its newest technologies and projects.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24: The Facebook logo is displayed at the Facebook Innovation Hub on February 24, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Facebook Innovation Hub is a temporary exhibition space where the company is showcasing some of its newest technologies and projects. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)  (2016 Getty Images)

Police in Sao Paulo say they have arrested the vice president of Facebook in Latin America.

A Tuesday news release says Argentine Diego Dzoran was arrested on an order from a judge in the northeastern state of Sergipe. Dzoran is accused of ignoring a judicial order in a secret investigation involving organized crime and drug trafficking.

A Brazilian judge in December blocked the popular WhatsApp messaging service owned by Facebook because it refused to give user information to police.

Brazilians are among the world's most voracious users of social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. Around half of the country's population uses WhatsApp.

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