Monday, May 29, 2023

Four Brazilian tourists arrested for drug trafficking in the Costa Favolosa

A control by French customs agents allowed the arrest of four Brazilian tourists who tried to bring 95 kg of cocaine into Europe. The convicts were traveling in the Costa Favolosa.

The arrests came after agents discovered erratic behavior by a Brazilian couple who acted in collusion with two other women.

The incident occurred during disembarkation, when the couple tried to get off the ship with a suitcase, but – when they saw a control point – they tried to avoid it, so they went back to their cabin with a bag. came back.

At the time of inspection, the couple threw the bag overboard, but customs personnel managed to recover it, which was found to contain 8.4 kg of cocaine. Next, officers went to the couple’s cabin, where they found six bags containing 86.4 kg of alkaloids under the mattress.

French authorities detained four Brazilian tourists who were disembarking from the Costa Favolosa cruise ship where they carried out their illegal activities.

In addition, a reservation voucher was found confirming the participation of two other Brazilians who had left the ship in Marseille for an excursion.

Authorities suspect the men arrested are a second team involved in a complex drug-trafficking scheme and believe another team boarded the ship to Brazil to transport the drugs.

The Costa Favolosa ship left Rio de Janeiro on April 14 for an 18-day transatlantic voyage that makes stops in Salvador de Bahia, Recife, Tenerife, Cadiz and Barcelona before arriving in Marseille on April 29. april. After a 2-day cruise to Savona, the ship returned to Marseille on 4 May for a visit to Morocco.

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