300 Kilos of Cocaine: Major Drug Bust on the Costa Favolosa in Brazil

Newspapers in Brazil are reporting that yesterday the federal police arrested sixteen passengers aboard the Costa Favolosa cruise ship who were reportedly carrying 300 kilos of cocaine in their luggage. The Costa cruise ship was in the port in Santos, Brazil, on the coast of São Paulo, en route to Europe.  The newspapers reported that ten Brazilians, three Belgians and three French (eight women and eight men) all under the age of 30 years of age, were arrested and taken into custody. The Costa ship security personnel reportedly discovered the drugs during an electronic inspection of the baggage. Each piece of luggage also contained around $1,000, which was believe to be an an advance for the transportation of the cocaine.  The cruise ship was given permission to sail following the arrests. The Costa Favolosa (photo right) sailed from Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday and arrived in Rio De Janeiro today. The Costa ship is scheduled to…

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