Federal Police Investigating Use of Brazilian Air Force Aircraft for Drug Trafficking

The Federal Police reported that it is serving 15 search and seizure warrants, in addition to two other warrants "restricting communication between the individuals under investigation and their departure from the Federal District."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, February 2nd, the Federal Police (PF) triggered Operação Quinta Coluna (Operation Fifth Column), with the goal of advancing investigations into a "criminal association that used Brazilian Air Force (FAB) aircraft to carry drugs to Spain". According to the Federal Police, investigations also cover "money laundering" involved with through this criminal activity.

In a note, the Federal Police reported that it is serving 15 search and seizure warrants, in addition to two other warrants "restricting communication between the individuals under investigation and their departure from the Federal District". Also according to the PF, the . . .

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