GLO interagency operation seizes 1.3 tons of cocaine in the Port of Rio de Janeiro

Drugs were found with the help of sniffer dogs from the Brazilian Navy and the Federal Revenue Service

By Agência Marinha de Notícias – Rio de Janeiro, RJIn an interagency action carried out between yesterday and today (28), 1.3 tons of cocaine were seized in containers located in the multiterminal of the Port of Rio de Janeiro. During an inspection of containers carried out by the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service (RFB), in the context of the Operation to Guarantee Law and Order (GLO), the drug was detected inside bags of coffee. The Brazilian Navy (MB) was called in to reinforce the action. On Thursday afternoon, the Federal Revenue Service and the Brazilian Navy inspected the other containers. Nothing else was found.

According to preliminary information, the drugs were destined for the Port of Antwerp in Belgium. The material, which was hidden in 48 bags of coffee, was taken to the Federal Police Superintendence in Praça Mauá, in the center of Rio. The seizure, valued at more than R$ 330 million, was the first of its kind recorded at the port in 2024. It took four hours to count all the material seized.

With the help of sniffer dogs, the agents discovered that the cocaine was hidden in part of the bags of product. The operation involved MB military personnel, vehicles and a detachment with sniffer dogs, who worked with other agencies such as the Federal Revenue Service, the Federal Police and the Port Guard of the Port of Rio de Janeiro.
The command of Operation “Lais de Guia” encourages everyone to collaborate with information that assists in new seizures, through the DISQUE DENÚNCIA channel, on 181. Reports are received 24 hours a day, every day of the week. To find out about the progress of reports, simply tell the operator the password you provided on the first call.

“Operation to Guarantee Law and Order (GLO) Lais de Guia”

The action in the Port of Rio was supported by MB military personnel, as it took place during the period of validity of the Guarantee of Law and Order (GLO) decree, which allows Armed Forces military personnel to act to prevent crime at borders, ports and airports.
Since November 6, 2023, MB military personnel have been deployed to strengthen actions to prevent and repress crimes, such as drug and arms trafficking, as part of the GLO operation, scheduled to last until May 3, 2024, according to Decree No. 11,765, signed by the President of the Republic, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, on November 1, 2023.

Through Operation “Lais de Guia”, named after the sailor’s knot known for its usefulness and reliability, the Navy is coordinating with public security agencies in the land and sea areas of the ports of Itaguaí (RJ), Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and Santos (SP).

Source: Agência Marinha de Notícias *** Translated by DEFCONPress FYI Team ***

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