Amapa, Brazil: Military Police Officer Charged with Providing Information to Traffickers

Posted on July 11, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Crime, Drug Activity, Police/Military Activity

Globo reported on July 7, 2013 that Military Police officer Marcelo Cavalcante of Amapa, Amazonas was charged for providing information to traffickers about civil and military investigations on drug trafficking in Macapa. Cavalcante was head of operations for the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) prior to dismissal. Information provided to traffickers by Cavalcante allowed traffickers to alter strategies to avoid police operations. The military police officer can face 2- 6 years of imprisonment as well as a cash fine. Read Article

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