PF has launched an action against international cocaine trafficking

The Federal Police Force (PF) in collaboration with the Interpol Police have stepped up today (20) Operation Double Risk to dismantle organized crime groups specializing in international drug trafficking. The move is supported by the Spanish, Swiss and Portuguese police.

Seven arrest warrants are being issued in Brazil, three arrest warrants in Europe (two in Spain and one in Portugal) and 80 search and arrest warrants in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and São Paulo, as well as blocking bank orders. accounts, kidnapping people and confiscating houses and luxury cars.


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The investigation began in 2017, which, according to the PF, made it possible to understand the operation of all stages of the crimes committed – from the recruitment of workers, the preparation of bags containing drugs, the purchase of tickets and accommodation. to deliver the drug to foreign traffickers.

“The deceived people are ready to appear as tourists so they can take the medicine in foreign countries, especially Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Sometimes, criminal organizations convince the suspects to take their children on these trips, as a way of trying to avoid the investigation. “

Also, according to the company, the gangs cooperate with young people with no criminal history, usually of low income, on the promise of ease and high profits, luring them with the possibility of traveling to Europe with the money paid. , including the purchase. clothes for the trip.

Those investigated will face charges of international drug trafficking, organized crime and money laundering, with a possible sentence of up to 33 years in prison.


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