Police Intercept R$4 Million in Assault Riffles at Rio Airport

Preliminary information from the Public Security Institute (ISP) indicates that the seizure was the largest in ten years.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The police arrested four people involved in the illegal importing of military weapons yesterday (Thursday, June 1st) at the the international airport in Rio de Janeiro. Authorities say the sixty rifles came from Miami (U.S.) in containers with swimming pool heaters, and are estimated at more than R$4 million.

There were 45 AK47s, 14 AR10 rifles and a G3 rifle seized. Two of the prisoners are residents of Niterói, one from the Baixada Fluminense and one from Jacarepaguá, west of the capital of Rio de Janeiro.

The investigations . . .

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