They seize 1.2 t of cocaine in Brazil and the Federal Police assures that it is from Bolivia

They seize 1.2 t of cocaine in Brazil and the Federal Police assures that it is from Bolivia

September 23, 2022, 4:00 AM

September 23, 2022, 4:00 AM

The Brazilian Federal Police seized 1.2 tons of high purity cocaine from Bolivia, in an action that was described as historic in the fight against the scourge of drug trafficking networks.

The seizure was carried out in the city of Rio Grande do Norte, population of Saint Joseph of Mipibu, about 38 kilometers from Natal.

The reports of the Federal police They point out that the cocaine shipment was hidden in a truck that was transporting polyethylene.

For the investigations of the Brazilian anti-narcotics agency, the drug had left Bolivia, with final destination Europe. She was transported passing through the state of Mato Grosso to the Port of Natal, the most important in the state, according to a report by Tribuna do Norte.

During the operation, the 38-year-old driver was apprehended., who was intercepted when police officers were carrying out an inspection and surveillance of drug trafficking routes. The identity of the driver arrested during the operation was not disclosed for investigative reasons.

The authorities that fight against drugs estimated that, with the seizure of the shipment of cocaine, more than 200 million reais were affected, which in Bolivians adds up to 270 million.

The Federal Highway Police considered that the 1.2 tons of cocaine seized in Rio Grande do Norte population of San José de Mipibu, about 38 kilometers from Natal, constitutes the largest number of the year and that the investigations continue because they are looking for other people involved in the drug trafficking network.

Bolsonaro congratulates police officers

The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, In his Twitter account, he congratulated the Federal Police agents for the action carried out against drug trafficking, which was described as historic.

The president published that “this Monday (19), in São José de Mipibu (RN), the Federal Highway Police seized the largest amount of cocaine of the year, more than 1.2 tons of the drug”, said Bolsonaro, adding that it was intended to take this shipment through the port of Natal (RN).

According to reports in Brazil, federal agents intensify investigations with expert reports for the full identification of the means of transport used to transport the drug from Bolivia.

The federal police have already passed the knowledge of authorities of the Public Ministry and in joint actions they develop investigations to clarify the seizure, the largest shipment of drugs so far this administration in Brazil.

After the seizure of the drug by the Federal Police, which assures that it comes from Bolivia, The Special Force to Fight Drug Trafficking (Felcn) remains silent.

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