Brazilian police seize ton of cocaine

2016-02-22 12:32
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Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian police announced Sunday the seizure of a ton of cocaine after arresting an alleged drug trafficker in Jacarei, near Sao Paulo.

Acting on a tip-off that a trafficker was transporting drugs in a Fiat Saloon vehicle late on Saturday, special operations police arrested the man and found 25 tablets of cocaine, Sao Paulo state police said in a statement.

"The driver of the vehicle told police the location of a shed where the rest of the drugs were. On finding the shed... police seized more than 239 tablets of cocaine and 37 containers of the drug, which afterward was weighed at 1 028kg," the statement said.

The alleged trafficker was detained.

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