Brazil officer traveling with Bolsonaro to G20 arrested for cocaine haul
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted Wednesday he's launched an investigation after an officer traveling in a presidential plane to the G20 summit in Japan was found with 86 pounds of cocaine when he stopped off in Spain.
Details: El Pais first reported a Brazilian Air Force officer traveling with Bolsonaro's G20 contingent was arrested at Spain's Seville airport. Authorities said they found the packages in his hand luggage, per El Pais.
I demanded immediate and severe punishment for the person responsible for the narcotic substance found in the military plane. We won’t tolerate such disrespect to our country!"— Translation of Bolsonaro's tweet