Brazilian federal police arrest more than 20 people in operations against international drug trafficking

The raids took place in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Mato Grosso. In addition to Brazil, there were also operations in Paraguay and Spain.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian federal police arrested more than 20 people Tuesday in two simultaneous operations against international drug trafficking and money laundering in five Brazilian states and two other countries.

The operations, dubbed "Brutium" and "Turfe," aimed to implement 86 court orders, including 39 arrest warrants. By early afternoon, at least 21 people had been arrested in the country and four in Europe.

The raids took place in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Mato Grosso. In addition to Brazil, there were also operations in Paraguay and Spain.

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