Brazil: 27 suspects detained for money laundering charges

Posted on September 21, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Police/Military Activity, Politics reported on September 20, 2013 that the Federal Police arrested 27 suspects in Mato Grosso and eight other states including the Federal District. Operation “Micah” is designed to combat criminal organizations specializing in money laundering and the misuse of public resources for social security purposes. Among those arrested include two agents of the Civil Police in the Federal District. Police confiscated 15 luxury cars, a motorcycle and boat valued in total at $5 million and report an R$50 million loss in pension funds. Police confirm 30 shell companies involved in the scheme. Read Article

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