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The cocaine in Spain stays mainly on the plane

air force 39 kilos of cocaine The cocaine in Spain stays mainly on the plane

With the G20 summit beginning in Osaka this Friday, the expectation was that Jair Bolsonaro’s meetings with China’s general secretary Xi Jinping would take center stage in the Brazilian news cycle. That was not to be, and a case of international drug smuggling has stolen the spotlight.

On Tuesday morning, a 38-year-old Air Force flight attendant traveling with Jair Bolsonaro’s advance party was arrested in the Spanish city of Seville with 39 kilos of cocaine in his hand luggage.

The delegation was on its way to Osaka, stopping in Spain on the way as...

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