Presidential Flight Crewmember Arrested with Drugs in Spain

The Planalto and Defense have not disclosed the type and amount of drugs found in the sergeant's suitcase, but according to AFP press agency, Spanish police found 39-kilo cocaine in 37 packets.

By Xiu Ying

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An Air Force sergeant who was to work on President Jair Bolsonaro's flight was arrested on Tuesday, June 25th, for carrying drugs in his luggage.

The arrest took place on a stopover in Spain while traveling to Japan. The incident, which caused discomfort to the Palácio do Planalto, prompted the Brazilian government to shift the President's stop from Seville to Lisbon.

In his twitter, Bolsonaro said that he had instructed the Minister of Defense, General Fernando Azevedo e Silva, to provide "immediate cooperation with the Spanish police, in the prompt . . .

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