This week’s article, from Natalie Zolten, details the arrest of a notorious Brazilian drug trafficker. What do you think about the impact of the capture? Read on or see Natalie’s blog in full.
By: Natalie Zolten
Drug trafficker Antonio Bonfim Lopes was caught recently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was found in the trunk of a car trying to hide from police, who initially stopped the vehicle and told the driver to open the trunk. He refused to do so, and said he would open the trunk at the federal police station. However, he stopped the car on the way to the station and offered the equivalent of $11,400 if he could go free. The officer said no, so the driver offered $572,000. The local officers called the federal police who came and did a search, finding Lopes in the trunk.
Lopes was notorious in drug trafficking for some time, so things in Brazil will hopefully settle down a bit now that he’s arrested. For more information, visit: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/10/world/americas/brazil-drug-capture/index.html