Brasilia, June 27: Around 39 kg of cocaine was seized from the Brazil presidential plane which was bound for the G-20 Summit in Japan’s Osaka. Reports inform that a soldier travelling with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's advance team was arrested in Spain on Tuesday after the drug was found in his luggage. US Coast Guard Recovers 75 Pounds of Cocaine Floating in Gulf of Mexico Off Florida.
The soldier was arrested after the Brazilian military plane made a stopover in Seville in southwestern Spain. A spokesperson for Spain's Guardia Civil police force, “His suitcase contained only drugs.” A court on Wednesday ordered that the soldier, accused of drug trafficking, be held in preventative detention. Brazilian Tried to Smuggle Cocaine in 64 Capsules He Had Swallowed, Held at IGI Airport.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed the news on Tuesday. Bolsonaro also demanded strict punishment for the offender for spoiling country’s name. He also ordered Brazil's defence ministry to cooperate with Spanish police.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's Tweet:
Apesar de não ter relação com minha equipe, o episódio de ontem, ocorrido na Espanha, é inaceitável. Exigi investigação imediata e punição severa ao responsável pelo material entorpecente encontrado no avião da FAB. Não toleraremos tamanho desrespeito ao nosso país!
— Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro) June 26, 2019
The G20 Summit 2019 will take place between June 28 and 29 at a convention centre located on an island in Japan’s Osaka Bay. Security has been tightened near the venue and metro stations near the centre will be closed.
The Group of 20 nations (G20) is an international group made up of countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union is also part of the G20 Summit.