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Enroute to G20, 39 kgs of cocaine found with Brazilian Prez Jair Bolsonaro's officer

DECCAN CHRONICLE | Edited by : KIRTI DUBEY
Published Jun 27, 2019, 9:38 pm IST
Updated Jun 27, 2019, 9:44 pm IST
During security check the airman was being found with 39 kilograms of cocaine in 37 bags inside his small suitcase.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (Photo: AP)
 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (Photo: AP)

Brazil: A Brazilian Air Force officer travelling with President Jair Bolsonaro for G20 summit in Tokyo was arrested late on Tuesday in Spain after being caught with 39 kilograms of cocaine stuffed in his suitcase.

The Brazilian Air Force plane was stopped in Seville, Spain, during security check the airman was being found with 39 kilograms of cocaine in 37 bags inside his small suitcase.

 

The officer was identified as 38-year-old Sergeant Silva Rodrigues, according to CNN affiliate Record TV.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro who was travelling on separate plane on Tuesday through his Twitter asked Air Force officer to cooperate with Spain authorities and if found guilty, the officer will ''be judged and convicted by law."

Vice-President Hamilton Mourao told CNN reporters in Brasilia on Wednesday the officer was a "qualified drug mule."

"It's obvious that, given the amount of drugs he had on him, that he didn't just buy them around the corner and take them with him," Mourao told reporters on camera in Brasilia. "He was working as a qualified drug mule, let's put it that way'', according to CNN quoted

Silva is currently being held by Spanish authorities and are holding him without bail, according to CNN affiliate Record TV.

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