Mato Grosso, Brazil: 72-year old Detained for Transporting Cocaine

Posted on July 1, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Drug Activity, Police/Military Activity

Globo reported on June 1, 2013 that the Federal Highway Police seized 239 kilograms of cocaine base paste in a truck transported by a 72-year old man on BR-163 in Mato Grosso. Inside the truck, police discovered several plastic bags with drugs ready to be distributed as well as R$4,600 in cash. The truck driver confessed to police he received R$ 5,000 to transport the drugs. The man was detained for drug trafficking and the investigation by police continues. Read Article

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