Brazil arrests drug trafficker on the run from Paraguay after prison van attack

Jorge Samudio, aka Samura, one of the most wanted drug kingpins in Paraguay after a September 2019 attack on a prison van, has been arrested on the Brazilian side of the Paraguayan border.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Samudio "was arrested in a locality of Mato Grosso, after months of intelligence work between Senad Special Agents and Brazil's Federal Police," the Paraguayan agency said in a statement without giving further details.

The Senad recalled that he is "considered a high-ranking leader belonging to the criminal organization" that maneuvered together with the Brazilian group Comando Vermelho to send drugs to Brazil and that the Paraguayan justice system wanted him since 2011 until his capture in October 2018.

The source recalled that he was rescued on September 11, 2019, in Asunción in a . . .

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