Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 13:12
Dutchman arrested in big Brazilian cocaine bust
A Dutchman was arrested in Brazil early this month for smuggling more than 600 kilograms of cocaine into the country. He could face a prison sentence of between five and 20 years. Local authorities are calling the largest drug bust in the history of the region, AD reports. The 48 year old man was arrested on Fernando de Noronha, a Brazilian island group in the Atlantic Ocean. When the police searched his sailboat, they fund 602 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a fuel tank and another places. Local newspaper Diaro de Perambuco reports that the man picked the drugs up just off the coast of Colombia, where the packets of drugs were dropped into the water from an airplane.