Brazil: International Drug Traffickers Detained After Federal Police Operation

On June 4, 2013, Terra reported that the Federal Public Ministry in Rio de Janeiro, in conjunction with the Federal Police and the IRS, concluded a United Nations operations intended to combat a group of 15 suspects; Brazilians, Colombians, Spaniards, and Portuguese, accused of international drug trafficking and money laundering. One investigation included that of Alexander Pareja; a Colombian living in Rio de Janeiro, accused again of money laundering and drug trafficking, accusations; subject to 20 years in prison. Another investigation included that of another Colombian under the wing of Pareja, operating in Rio Grande do Sul for drug trafficking activity to Portugal. Read Article

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