Brazil’s Federal Police might have discovered a connection between Brazil’s most prominent cocaine dealer and high profile politicians. This connection would be Carlos Alexandre de Souza, a.k.a. Ceará, a money launderer who worked for the Brazilian equivalent of Pablo Escobar – and alleged paid bribes to politicians.
“We know that drug money went to politicians. What we’re investigating is if [the politicians] were aware of it,” said detective Elvis Secco. Ceará was arrested on Tuesday during an anti-drug operation, along with seven other people.