Treasury Seizes 25.3 Tons of Cocaine in First Half of 2019

The amount is 92 percent more of what was seized in the first half of 2018; Brazil is used as a cocaine transit route to Europe.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data from the Ministry of Economy obtained exclusively by GloboNews show that between January and June this year, the Federal Treasury seized 25.3 tons of cocaine in ports, airports, and other inspection locations by the federal customs agency throughout the country.

This figure confirms the rate at which cocaine is seized in Brazil and represents a 158 percent increase over the same period in 2017. In comparison with the first . . .

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