Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Police in Espírito Santo state have seized the synthetic recreational drug mephedrone for the first time. Brazil outlawed the drug, which causes effects similar to cocaine and Ecstasy, two years ago.
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Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Seven former Brazilian justice ministers announced that they now support decriminalizing drugs for personal use. The ministers, who served during the Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva administrations presented their arguments … Continue reading
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Police in southern Brazil arrested an evangelical pastor Tuesday, alleging that she and her husband trafficked in drugs and guns. They also released photos showing the couple posing with illegal pistols and shotguns.
Brazil News RIO DE JANEIRO – Federal Highway Police (PRF) in central Brazil seized nearly 10 thousand packages of illegal drugs in two cars, early Monday morning. Police busted the traffickers on the BR-050, near Cumari, 258 kilometers from Goiania, … Continue reading
Brazil News SAO PAULO, Brazil – Federal Police arrested three foreigners last night trying to smuggle cocaine out of the country. Agents at the Cumbica International Airport in Guarulhos, São Paulo caught a Romanian dancer, a Nigerian salesman and a … Continue reading
Brazil News BRASILIA – President Dilma Rousseff vetoed a bill that would have allowed sale of over-the-counter medicines in supermarkets. The president based the veto, published in the Official Gazette on Friday, on an analysis done by the Ministries of … Continue reading
Brazil News MANAUS, Brazil – A 35-year-old man was found dead inside the house where he lived with five children, on Friday afternoon. The house sits on Barreirinha Street, by the ironworks, in Barrio Union, in South-Central Manaus. Man Shot … Continue reading
Brazil News CURITIBA, Brazil – Federal Highway Police (PRF) in southern Brazil seized 20,000 ecstasy tablets during a routine inspection on Monday morning. Police said that the ecstasy seizure, near the town of Cascavel, Paraná, was the largest ever in … Continue reading