Brazilian Authorities Seize 500 kg of Cocaine at Rio de Janeiro Port
August 31: Authorities aided by sniffer dogs seized 500 kg of cocaine at Rio de Janeiro port. The drugs were seized during a routine container inspection, according to local authorities. The narcotics were concealed in a container ready to be placed aboard a cargo ship bound for Israel, though the vessel was scheduled to make a stop at Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.
Source: PGI Ltd