Seizures of Drugs Concealed in Products Shipped From Brazil are on the Rise

Traffickers have tried to dispatch drugs in creams, checkerboards, children's mats, and even cutlery handles. Sometimes the drug is not inside the object; it is part of it.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The rise in the seizures of drugs hidden in orders shipped out of Brazil is drawing the attention of the Federal Treasury. Drug traffickers are employing new tactics to try to deceive inspectors.

A children's mat with fitted parts would have been shipped to Australia. However, the Federal Treasury agents found a white powder, and the reagent cleared up any doubts: positive for cocaine.

The x-ray machine of the Viracopos airport express parcel department also uncovered a suspicious image on a water heater. An aluminum bar was loaded with drugs. Another industrial item contained . . .

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