Repeat Drug Trafficker Arrested in Bahia, Brazil; Police Suspect Gang Activity

Posted on March 20, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Drug Activity, Organized Crime

On March 19, 2013, A Tarde reported that police in the Bahian city of Vitória da Conquista arrested a local drug dealer after catching him consuming marijuana.  He also had drugs in tow, looking to sell them.  Police found Alan Gomes Fonseca Pereira in a house in Conquista, a house which police say served as a point for drug dealing.  Police also arrested another man close to the house consuming marijuana, but he was released later.  Earlier in the week, police also disbanded and arrested a drug gang in a different house in the city:  no evidence has surfaced yet to see if Pereira was linked to this gang.  Read Article

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