Officer traveling with Brazilian president Bolsonaro caught with 39 kilos of cocaine

27 Juin, 2019, 18:42 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Spanish police find cocaine aboard Brazilian presidential plane headed for G20 summit

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, known for his hard-line policies on law and order, began his trip to Japan for the G20 summit on an embarrassing note after a crewman in an advance party was accused of carrying cocaine in his luggage.

The officer was arrested in Seville, Spain when the back up plane traveling to Osaka made a stop-over, according to statement released by the Brazilian Defense Ministry.

"The Defense Ministry informs that, on Tuesday June 25th, an Air Force officer suspected of transporting narcotic substances was detained in the Seville airport in Spain", the statement said.

In a note about the arrest, Brazil's air force says that when Bolsonaro returns to Brazil, his plane will not pass through Seville, but through Seattle in the U.S. When Spanish officers checked the bag, they found it filled with 39 kilo-packages of cocaine.

The Brazilian Air Force said in a statement the airman was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and the case was also being investigated by the country's military police.

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A Brazillian television network identified the suspect as 38-year-old Sgt. Silva Rodrigues, CNN reported.

"I immediately ordered the defence minister to cooperate with Spanish police to establish the facts and cooperate with every stage of the investigation, and to launch an investigation by the military police", he said.

Rodrigues serves as a flight steward who has worked internationally dozens of times, including trips with three different Brazilian presidents, according to Folha.

"It's obvious that, given the quantity of the drug he was bringing, he didn't buy it on the corner and bring it, right?"

In a tweet, Bolsonaro confirmed he had been briefed on the arrest and called the incident "unacceptable". "He was working as a qualified drug mule, let's put it that way". "A well-qualified mule, so to speak", said Hamilton Mourão, Brazil's vice president said.

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