A member of Brazil's Air Force who joined Jair Bolsonaro on his trip to Japan this week's G20 summit was arrested Tuesday after the Spanish police found 86 pounds of cocaine in his luggage, officials said.
An Aeronautics sergeant aboard the VC-2 Embraer 190 military aircraft that landed in Seville, Spain on Tuesday, September 30, 2009 The Brazilian Air Force said in a statement.
The Man, identified as Sgt. Manoel Silva Rodrigues, leading the way to Osaka when he arrives in Spain. The 1965 booklets of cocaine hidden inside his personal luggage, The New York Times reported.
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While Air Force officials said Rodrigues would not be in tegrate at any time with the crew of the presidential aircraft, "Vice President Hamilton.
Vice President Hamilton
"Obviously, given the quantity of the drug he was carrying, he did not buy it on the corner and bring it, right? He was working as a mule. A well-qualified mule, so to speak. "
President Bolsonaro tweeted about the incident on Wednesday, calling it" unacceptable "and supporting calls for an investigation and" severe punishment. "
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"Although it was unrelated to my team, it's unacceptable," a translation of the tweet read. "I demanded an immediate investigation and severe punishment for the person responsible for the narcotic material found on the FAB plane.
The arrest remains under the custody of Spanish authorities.
The arrest undermines recent calls by Bolsonaro to strengthen sentences for drug offenders. Brazil.