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Tag: Smuggling

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...
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...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – In an attempt to tackle Brazil’s growing crack epidemic, the city of Rio de Janeiro has begun a program of involuntary hospitalization for users, one month after Brazil’s biggest city São...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff said Monday that the government had made strides in stemming the flow of drugs, arms and other contraband through Brazil's long and porous border. During the past year...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some ninety pieces of artillery suspected of being able to fire on aircraft were seized yesterday during an operation by police in Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil which...

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