Brazil seized 25.3 tons of cocaine bound for Europe and Africa in the first half of 2019, up more than 90 percent on the same period last year, officials said Monday.
Nearly half of the drugs were found at Santos port in southern Brazil, not far from where police recently arrested two men suspected of belonging to Italian mafia ‘Ndrangheta.
Customs officials attributed the increase in seizures to better intelligence and increased vigilance along Brazil’s borders.
“Last year we seized 31.4 tons of cocaine, a record that we will surely beat again,” Arthur Cazella told AFP.
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