Record 1.1 tons of cocaine seized in BrazilChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 15, 2020
Brazilian transport police said on Monday they had seized 1.1 tons of cocaine from a tanker truck near the capital Brasilia, a record haul for the region.
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Approached by police on Sunday night near the town of Cristalina, around 130 kilometers (80 miles) from Brasilia, the truck’s driver raised suspicions due to his “anxiety” and the unusual route he was taking.
The driver told police he had left Sao Paulo state in the south east and was heading to the north-eastern state of Bahia. Both states are on the coast while Brasilia is almost 1,000 kilometers inland.
According to preliminary statistics obtained by Globonews television station, Brazilian customs seized more than 57 tons of cocaine in 2019 a record and 82 percent increase on the 2018 figure. ■