Minas Gerais, Brazil: 870 kg of marijuana seized by Federal Highway Police

Posted on June 19, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Drug Activity, Police/Military Activity

On June 18, 2013, Globo reported that the Federal Highway Police; part of “Operation Confederation Cup” meant to patrol the main highways of the country during the event, confiscated 936 tablets of marijuana (870 kg) in Fernão Dias, Minas Gerais. The driver who was arrested claimed the drugs were being transported to Belo Horizonte and that he was paid R$ 2,000 to transport them. This seizure was the second largest in Minas Gerais of this year. Read Article

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