Highway Police Report 327% Increase in Drug Seizures in Rio

This year, two tons of cocaine were seized in Operation Égide (Aegis), an amount thirteen times greater than last year (148 kilos).

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Highway Police (PRF) seized more than twelve tons of drugs on the roads of the state of Rio de Janeiro between January and October of this year, which reflects a 327 percent increase from the same period in 2017, according to a statement released today (November 8th).

The number of arrests also increased, although less significantly by 2.6 percent. There were 156 arrests this year, compared to 152 in 2017 according to a government news agency.
In regard to the drug products found by the PRF, one of . . .

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