Acre, Brazil: Suspects Detained for Selling Abortion Pills

Posted on August 31, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Crime, Drug Activity, Health, Police/Military Activity

Globo reported on August 29, 2013 that the Federal Police detained six suspects including the owner of the pharmacy, accused of selling abortion pills in Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre. According to a forensic examination, the tablets were from Italy and are banned in Brazil. The pills were sold between R$100 and R$250. Fear of surveillance, the pills were not sold on the shelves. The suspects may face 10 to 15 years of imprisonment, a fine more severe than that of drug trafficking. Reports show there have been more than 350 abortions in the city over the past two years. Read Article

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