Modern-Day Brazilian Pirates Try to Smuggle Drugs from Santos

In an unusual move, drug traffickers are said to have boarded the ship anchored near the Santos port and than 1.3 tons of cocaine on the vessel, headed towards Europe.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal Police in Brazil along with the country’s Naval Patrol Group have uncovered a very unusual way for drug traffickers to transport their drugs to the European continent from the Port of Santos in the state of São Paulo.

A distress signal from an Italian carrier on Sunday night led police to uncover more than 1,322 tons of cocaine hidden in containers headed for the port of Antwerp, Belgium.

According to the ship’s commander, modern-day pirates climbed aboard the ship during the night and placed . . .

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