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The Man says he was mistakenly arrested in place of his fugitive twin brother

Raul Eduardo Prado (left) escaped a work detail in Augusta, Georgia on 7 May. The man on the right claims that he is the Prado’s twin brother Jean, and has wrongly arrested.

(Georgia Department of Corrections Miami Dade Corrections )

A Florida man claims that he mistakenly arrested in place of his fugitive twin brother, who escaped a 25-year prison sentence for trafficking in marijuana.

Jean Vernet Prado, 63, claims that he was arrested in Miami on 8 May, after he says authorities mistook him for his twin brother Raul Eduardo Prado, who escaped the day before while a detail in Augusta, Georgia.

Raul Prado was serving a 25-year prison sentence for a 2007 drug trafficking conviction.

The man currently in custody claims Jean Prado recently filed for a protest against the extradition and the request for a release. He is scheduled to appear in court next week, where the authorities to prove that they arrested the right twin.

Failure to do so would lead to his release.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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