| CAMPO GRANDE, Brazil – Late Friday night, Military Police (PM) in Fatima do Sul arrested a man carrying four bags of cocaine base paste inside his underwear. Police spotted the suspicious looking 36-year-old man, known as Gabriel, in the area of Travessão do Guilherme.
When the PM stopped Gabriel, they conducted a routine pat-down search and found the drugs. According to the PM, when asked about the contraband, Gabriel admitted that he bought it for R$480 reals ($268 USD), half of which was paid for and owned by a 26-year-old dealer known as Neguinho da Bicicleta. The two were planning on selling the drugs arround town.
During the stop, the 36-year-old received calls from Neghinho, which led police to his whereabouts. Both men were arrested and sent to the Harry Amorin Costa Jail in Dourados. In addition to the cocaine paste, police from the 16th Battalion of the Military Police seized three cell phones and a small amount of cash.
Fatima do Sul is a small municipality in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, 300 km (186 miles) from the state capital, Campo Grande.