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Brazilian police confiscate drugs wrapped in bags with Olympic logo

News 27 Jul 2016, 16:40 IST

Rio de Janeiro, July 27 (IANS) The Brazilian authorities have confiscated a shipment of cocaine and crack, wrapped in plastic bags bearing the Olympic rings and the logo of Rio 2016, according to police sources.

The drugs were found in a house in the central neighbourhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, including 93 doses of cocaine, 28 of crack and 13 40-caliber bullets, the use of which Brazil has outlawed outside of security forces, reports Xinhua.

Beyond the Olympic logos, some of the drugs were also wrapped in bags featuring the logo of a well known drink brand.

In recent years, Brazilian police have seized a number of drug shipments featuring the names and images of football stars or sports events.



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