São Paulo: Tunnel Discovered That Brought Drugs to University Students

Posted on November 15, 2012 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Drug Activity

On October 31, Diário de Notícias reported that police discovered a tunnel beneath the São Paulo slum of São Remo, used to transport drugs to students at the renowned University of São Paulo. The tunnel, more than 15 meters in length, was used to transport drugs between traffickers and a refinery, with a third house connected for transactions. The tunnel was also used for criminals and traffickers to escape from police into São Remo. Police discovered the tunnel while searching for two suspects wanted for killing a São Paulo policeman in September. The rector’s office of the University of São Paulo declined comment, noting only that university security is the responsibility of the local police. Read Article

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